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The Meaning of Wife
The Meaning of Wife
Author: Anne Kingston
ISBN-13: 9780374205102
ISBN-10: 0374205108
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 352
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4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
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Sprightly and entertaining pop history of what it has meant to be a wife in recent history. Skimming lightly over such diverse topics as the 16th-century notion that a man and wife were one person in the eyes of the law, through the Suffragette movement on through Rosie the Riveter and the Women's Lib movement of the late 20th century, Kingston looks at what the term has meant, both literally and in practice, and hypothesizes on further changes that may be coming as the notion of marriage itself flexes and grows.
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Interesting book. Really captured how I felt after getting married at 26.