The Meaning of Wife
A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-First Century
By (author) Anne Kingston
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Meaning of Wife by Anne Kingston
Book DescriptionDelving into the complex, troubling, and sometimes humorous contradictions, illusions, and realities of contemporary wifehood, this book takes the reader on a journey into the wedding industrial complex. Anne Kingston looks at "wife backlash," and the new wave of neo-traditionalism that urges women to marry young; explores the apotheosis of abused wives and the strange celebration of wives who kill; and muses on the fact that Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart, two of the world's wealthiest and most influential women, are both unmarried. The result is an entertaining mix of social, sexual, historical, and economic commentary that is bound to stir debate even as it reframes our view of both women and marriage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312425005
(208mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anne Kingston
Meaning of Wife, Paperback (February 2005)» View all books by Anne Kingston
No role offers a more revealing window into the evolution of female identity than that of a wife. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the scene is one of unprecedented confusion and contradiction.
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Author Biography - Anne Kingston
Anne Kingston's writing has appeared in "The Globe and Mail, Saturday Night, Toronto Life, "and" The Chicago Sun-Times Magazine." She is a columnist for the "National Post, " where she writes on social and cultural issues.
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