The Meaning of Wife
By (author) Anne Kingston
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Meaning of Wife by Anne Kingston
Book DescriptionNo 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. What does a woman mean when she calls herself wife today? And what do others expect of her? The Meaning of Wife analyses the complex nature of contemporary wifehood. Combining broad-ranging research with her own insights and wit, award-winning Canadian journalist and social commentator Anne Kingston provides a fresh perspective on the role and how it affects the perception of women. This book:* Explains the alternating currents of 'wifelash' and 'wifelust'* Introduces the concept of the 'wife gap' that emerged in the wake of the twentieth-century women's movement* Analyses the married woman's relationship to female power, sexuality and worth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749926007
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Delving into the complex, troubling, and sometimes humorous contradictions, illusions, and realities of contemporary wifehood, Kingston offers an entertaining mix of social, sexual, historical, and economic commentary that is bound to stir debate even as it reframes the modern view of both women and marriage.
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Author Biography - Anne Kingston
Anne Kingston is currently a columnist for the National Post She is the bestselling author of The Edible Man: Dave Nichol, President's Choice and the Making of Popular Taste, which won the 1995 National Business Book Award The author has contributed to most major Canadian publications, including The Globe and Mail, Saturday Night, and Toronto Life She lives in Toronto
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