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The power of the past : understanding cross-class marriages

Author: Jessi Streib
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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In an era in which class divisions are becoming starker than ever, some individuals are choosing to marry across class. The Power of the Past traces the lives of a subset of these individuals - highly-educated adults who married a partner raised in a class different from their own, primarily between those from blue- and white-color backgrounds. Drawing upon detailed interviews with spouses who revealed the inner  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessi Streib
ISBN: 9780199364428 0199364427 9780199364435 0199364435
OCLC Number: 881469415
Description: xiv, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Class and marriage --
Understandings of class --
Accounts of crossing the class divide --
Money --
Work and play --
Housework and time --
Parenting --
Feeling rules --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jessi Streib.
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Drawing upon interviews with adults married to a partner of a different class background, The Power of the Past reveals the intimate connections between love and class and how enduring class  Read more...

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This smart and engaging sociological monograph analyzes the marital experiences of 32 cross-class couples ... Streib skillfully melds her observations with analysis, and though not heavy on theory, Read more...

 
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