On marriage

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New Haven : Yale University Press, 2023.


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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction - NEW306.8 BAUMChecked OutDecember 22, 2023


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New Haven : Yale University Press, 2023.
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x, 323 pages ; 23 cm


Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-323) and filmography (page 324).
"As far back as our history books go, we have no record of a time preceding marriage. Isn't that an extraordinary fact?" So writes Devorah Baum in this searching and revelatory book. Marriage, for better or for worse, is how humans have organized their world and told their story. Straight, queer, coupled, single: none live outside the remit of marriage. One might as well try to live beyond language. But when confronted with the question "What do intellectuals think of marriage?" Baum concludes that most philosophers have preferred to avoid the subject. Is marriage then an intellectual blind spot? To fill in the gaps, she draws on a wide range of cultural material, from the classical to the contemporary, while interweaving reflections on her own experiences of matrimony to both critique and celebrate marriage's many contradictions and its profound effects on us all. In doing so, she reveals how marriage has worked as a cover story for power and its abuses on the one hand, and for subversive and even utopian relational practices on the other. Entertaining, illuminating, consoling, and candid, On Marriage is an unprecedented investigation of what we are really talking about when we talk about marriage."--,Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Baum, D. (2023). On marriage . Yale University Press.

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Baum, Devorah. 2023. On Marriage. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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