Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-first Century

Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-first Century

by Anne Kingston

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Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-first Century by Anne Kingston

Delving 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312425005
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 03/21/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,066,061
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

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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