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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. 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 Details

ISBN: 9780749926007
ISBN-10: 0749926007
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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