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Marriage in a culture of divorce

Today, when half of all couples who marry eventually get divorced, it is clear that we have moved from a culture in which "marriage is forever" to one in which "marriage is contingent". The author examines the shifting meanings of divorce and gender for two generations of middle-class couples.
Print Book, English, 1999
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1999
x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781566397247, 9781566397254, 1566397243, 1566397251
Marriage and the construction of ideology : from marriage culture to divorce culture
The shifting grounds for divorce : structural and cultural conditions for change
The push of marriage culture among '50s spouses
The '50s Dominicks : dominating with divorce culture
The '50s Hamptons and other couples : redefining marriage culture in terms of gender equality
'50s spouses secure equal footing in divorce culture
The '50s era in a rearview mirror
The pull of divorce culture : divorce anxiety among '70s spouses
'70s couples aim for relational equality
The '70s greens : traditionalism in the 1990s
"Topsy-turvy" marriages among '70s spouses
Divorce culture : a quest for relational equality in marriage