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    Conjugal Rites: Marriage and Marriage-like Relationships Before the Law (Hardback) By (author) Heather Brook

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    DescriptionThis book explores the regulation of intimate relationships today. Its raw materials are fascinating and sometimes salacious. 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. Using historical and contemporary legal-political sources, the author unites past and present, public and private, to investigate the changing meanings and effects of conjugality, and challenge the way we think about sex, gender and relationships.

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    Conjugal Rites
    Marriage and Marriage-like Relationships Before the Law
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heather Brook
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781403976567
    ISBN 10: 1403976562

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    Ingram Subject Code: GS
    Libri: I-GS
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026010
    B&T Approval Code: A31503240, A31544300
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000
    B&T Approval Code: A39553000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000, LAW038000
    DC22: 346.01609
    BISAC V2.8: LAW038030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 346.01/609
    LC classification: K670 .B76 2007
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Ingram Theme: INDS/GNDSTD
    Thema V1.0: JHBK, JBSF, LNMB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Heather Brook is Lecturer in Women's Studies and Sociology, Flinders University, Australia.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Propositions, Proposals Women and Wives: Stalemate? Sex/Gender: Husbands, Wives, Spouses Union: Sexual Performatives Race Trouble: Marriage and the Politics of Assimilation Consenting Adults: Sex and Crime in Marriage Adversarial versus No-fault Divorce Living Together Sex and Sexualities