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Conjugal rites : marriage and marriage-like relationships before the law

Author: Heather Brook
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Conjugal Rites explores the regulation of intimate relationships today. Addressing questions ranging from whether a virgin can be a party to adultery, to whether a man can be a wife, each chapter deals with a theme of conjugality, ultimately arguing that "marriage" and "not-marriage" no longer define the universe of conjugal relationships adequately. Using historical and contemporary social-legal sources, Heather  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brook, Heather.
Conjugal rites.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608206210
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Brook
ISBN: 9781403976567 1403976562
OCLC Number: 140107917
Description: viii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : proposals and propositions --
Theorizing conjugality --
Making marriage : validity and nullity --
Union : adultery and other sexual performatives --
Marriage "beyond the pale" : "mixed" marriage, "miscegenation," and assimilation --
S/he done me wrong : adversarial versus "no-fault" divorce --
The "limping" marriage : regulating cohabitation --
Queer propositions : sex and sexualities --
Conclusion : sex, marriage, and conjugality.
Responsibility: Heather Brook.
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