Marriage in Men's Lives

Marriage in Men's Lives

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Because men and women live in worlds that are organized around gender, their marriages reflect differing realities. Marriage in Men's Lives focuses on marriage as a system of rules, customs, and expectations, and shows that marriage changes men on basic dimensions of achievement, participation in public and social life, and philanthropy because marriage reinforces such behaviours as part of adult masculinity. Using a huge database of over 6,000 interviews with men the author has studied since 1979, Nock draws some interesting and far-reaching conclusions about the nature of marriage, and predicts that marriage is definitely here to more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152.4 x 241.3 x 15.2mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 10 halftones, 15 line drawings
  • 0195120566
  • 9780195120561

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This is an impressive treatise, timely and pioneering. It attempts to offer a balanced picture of lives of men in American families and fills in a gap in the studies of gender roles that are often skewed in one or the other direction. It is a useful work as a supplement to a marriage and family or gender role course, or a seminar on men's lives. * Giri Raj Gupta, Western Illinois University, Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Studies Jan 2001 *show more

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