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What is marriage for?

Author: E J Graff
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Graff, "documents the many forms marriage has taken--while arguing forcefully for the legalization of same-sex marriage, and shedding new light on such ongoing battles as equality between wives and husbands and the always-contentious definition of family"--Jacket.
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Graff, E.J.
What is marriage for?
Boston, Mass. : Beacon, ©1999
(OCoLC)654311745
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Graff
ISBN: 0807041149 9780807041147
OCLC Number: 40521296
Description: xv, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Money --
Exchanging It: The Marriage Market --
Making It: The Working Marriage --
Being It or Being Without It: Slaves and Paupers --
Keeping It: Ain't Nobody's Business If I Say "I Do" --
Keeping It: What's His Is His and What's Hers Is ... Whose? --
Ignoring It: Can't Buy Me Love --
Sharing It: So Who Needs Marriage? --
Sex --
Refraining, 1: Christians Reject Marriage --
Reproducing: Is It a Marriage ... Or Is It a Brothel? --
Refraining, 2: The Protestants Rebel against Celibacy --
Refreshing, 1: Heart and Soul v. Womb and Sperm --
Refreshing, 2: Intimate to the Degree of Being Sacred --
Babies --
What Makes a Family? --
What Do We Do about Those Little Bastards? --
Will the "Real" Parent Please Stand Up: Mother, Father, Other? --
Why Have Kids? --
Should Lesbians and Gay Men Be Parents? --
Kin --
Marrying Out: Barricading the Tribe --
Marrying In: Protecting the Family --
Marrying Early and Marrying Often: Polygamy --
Marrying Everyone: Utopians --
Order --
Inside Out or Outside In: Who Says You're Married? --
Living Together: Is It Marriage Yet? --
Remember the Ladies: Who Runs the Marriage? --
Heart --
Dissent: Untying the Knot, or When Can You Say "I Don't"? --
Consent: Tying the Knot, or Who Can Say "I Do"?
Responsibility: E.J. Graff.
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Graff, "documents the many forms marriage has taken--while arguing forcefully for the legalization of same-sex marriage, and shedding new light on such ongoing battles as equality between wives and husbands and the always-contentious definition of family"--Jacket.

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