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Author Spiers, John Henry, III
Title Breaking the wedding vows: Woman-centered critiques of marriage, 1963--1982
Descript 172 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-04, page: 1790
Adviser: Megan Taylor Shockley
Thesis (M.A.)--Clemson University, 2007
This thesis explores woman-centered critiques of marriage during the period of second-wave feminism from 1963 to 1982. It explores the social and cultural, economic, sexual, and legal critiques of marriage that feminists posed and the messages about marriage that filtered down into a collection of popular magazines geared specifically to a female audience. It argues that feminists, operating through intersecting and diverging motives, interests, and agendas, posed numerous and wide-ranging critiques of marriage as a personal relationship and politicized institution. It asserts that while popular women's magazines were affected by the claims of feminists, these magazines generally remained conservative in the content, form, and language of the articles on marriage that they featured. This thesis provides a much needed treatment of a topic important to many feminists and an issue central to understanding women's status in American society
School code: 0050
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-04
Subject History, United States
Sociology, Theory and Methods
Women's Studies
Alt Author Clemson University
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