What Is Marriage For?

What Is Marriage For? Download What Is Marriage For Author E.J Graff Undercostruction.eu E.J Graff Had A Very Personal Reason For Asking The Question In This Book S Title She Was Married In 1991, But In A Ceremony Legitimized By Neither Church Nor State Graff And Her Dearly Beloved, You See, Are Lesbians But Instead Of Being Dominated By Agenda, What Is Marriage Foris A Playful And Informative Study Of The Institution Of Wedlock Throughout History That Will Appeal To Readers Outside Of Its Obvious Constituency Chapter By Chapter, Graff Looks At The Legal, Sociological, And Anthropological Assumptions About Money, Sex, Procreation, Tribal Affiliation, And The Pursuit Of Personal Happiness That Underlie The Concept Of Matrimony In Western Societies Her Eye For The Odd Historical Footnote Is Especially Striking We Learn, For Example, That In Ancient Rome, Marriage Vows Were Exchanged By The Groom And His Father In Law, And That The Assertions Of Right Wing Fundamentalists Notwithstanding Families Were Actually Far Less Stable In The Premodern Era Where As Many As 50 Percent Of All French Children Lived With A Stepparent Than They Are Today Graff S Conclusion The Rules Of Engagement Have Fluctuated So Wildly Over The Centuries That The Term Traditional Marriage Is Something Of An Oxymoron Same Sex Unions Are But One Of The Many Ways In Which Marriage Has Evolved To Meet The Changing Social Dynamics Of The 20th CenturyPatrizia DiLucchio

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  • Hardcover
  • 303 pages
  • What Is Marriage For?
  • E.J. Graff
  • English
  • 27 June 2017
  • 0807041149

10 thoughts on “What Is Marriage For?

  1. says:

    Every American should read this Having a modicum of well informed grasp of social and cultural institutions we mostly take for granted makes you stronger andpowerful as a citizen and neighbor.

  2. says:

    What Is Marriage For is, on the surface, a brief overview of the history of marriage Underneath, a case for marriage equality, particularly with respect to gender and orientation The author, E.J Graff, describes when and how religious institutions have been involved in marriage, the relation of marriage and family structure to work and how that ch...

  3. says:

    This book was written by a gay marriage advocate seeking a better understanding of what she is fighting for, but any thinking person, gay or straight, should be interested in the answer to her central question Is marriage a worthy goal or a way of forcing people to squeeze their lives and dreams into too small boxes Is civil marriage, which locks private affections into an intimate relationship with the state, an institution I want to enter Is marriage a patriarchal hangover, useful only to This book was written by a gay marriage advocate seeking a better understanding of what she is fighting for, but any thinking person, gay or straight, should be interested in the answer to her central question Is marriage a worthy goal or a way of forcing people to squeeze their lives and dreams into too small boxes Is civil marriage, which locks private affections into an intimate relationship with the state, an institution I want to enter Is marriage a patriarchal hangover, useful only to those who want to assign each womb to some male owner What, to put it simply, is marriage for She divides the book into sections money, sex, ba...

  4. says:

    A fascinating account on the history of the marriage institution and an argument for gay marriage that is every bit as resonant today as when it was written.

  5. says:

    A lot of the same points as Marriage, a History From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage albeit from the perspective of arguing for same sex marriage I think Coontz book was better.

  6. says:

    Too long Almost every chapter talks about same sex marriage I would not recommend this book The content should have been distilled into fewer pages and the topic kept drifting needlessly back toward gay marriage so much so that I...

  7. says:

    I read this a because Dan Savage recommended it as one of the essential books re same sex marriage arguments and b because I often ask myself that titular question what IS marriage for This book is definitely a very comprehensive, informative history of marriage in the Western world and its many purposes and evolutions over the years, and after reading it, you can come to your own understanding of what marriage is for, which is the point, I guess.I would say this is not an awesome or mind b I read this a because Dan Savage recommended it as one of the essential books re same sex marriage arguments and b because I often ask myself that titular question what IS marriage for This book is definitely a very comprehensive, informative history of marriage in the Western wo...

  8. says:

    What a fascinating, insightful journey through the history and various purposes of marriage as a social institution Amazing how we take for granted the cultural experiences of today, as if things were always this way The author is a lesbian, arguing for same sex marriage rights, and concludes this way Changing a given rule changes the very definition of marriage Define marriage as a lifetime commitment, and divorce flouts its very definition Define marriage as a vehicle for legiti What a fascinating, insightful journey through the history and various purposes of marriage as a social institution Amazing how we take for granted the cultural experiences of today, as if things were always this way The author is a lesbian, arguing for same sex marriage rights, and concludes this way Changing a given rule changes the very definition of marriage Define marriage as a lifetime commitment, and divorce flouts its very definition Define marriage as a vehicle for legitimate procreation, and contraception violates that definition Define marriage as a complete union of economic interests, and allowing women to own property divides the family ...

  9. says:

    This was a fascinating and informative read Graff explores the way in which marriage has changed throughout history, particularly the different methods people have used to evaluate whether a relationship is a marriage or not The book deals almost exclusively with western cultures, but Graff does explain that it is because the book s purpose is largely to argue for the legalization of gay marriage in the culture that has grown out of those traditions The only time I really got annoyed at the b This was a fascinating and informative rea...

  10. says:

    A fascinating and frequently hilarious tour through the history of traditional marriage, or rather, why exactly the phrase traditional marriage is an utter oxymoron Ms Graff shows how at every advance in the freedom of marriage, from the people actually getting married having a say in the matter at all to interracial marriage, fundies have cried that civilizati...

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