Download E-books Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife: English Translations, Commentary, Interpretive Essays, and Bibliography PDF

By Plutarch, Sarah B. Pomeroy

Whereas possibly top identified for his Lives, Plutarch additionally wrote philosophical dialogues that represent an important highbrow legacy from the 1st century A.D. This assortment provides vital brief works from his writings in ethical philosophy. They display Plutarch at his best--informative, sympathetic, wealthy in narrative--and are observed via an in depth remark that situates Plutarch and his perspectives on marriage of their ancient context.

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Download E-books The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation PDF

By Sharon Lerner

""A stinging account of the way public coverage and personal companies have did not adapt to operating mothers.""
--Jennifer Ludden, NPR

Why lifestyles is tougher on American households than it has been in decades—the ebook that takes the blame clear of mothers and places it the place it relatively belongs

Pressed for time and cash, not able to discover respectable cheap daycare, wracked with guilt at falling in need of the mythic supermom ideal-working and non-working American moms alike have it tougher this present day than they've got in a long time, and they're worse off than a lot of their friends around the globe. Why? simply because they're elevating their teenagers in a family-unfriendly state that almost units them as much as fail. The conflict on Moms exposes the tension wear households through an superseded process nonetheless equipped round the concept that girls can have enough money to not paintings. It tells the fact that overworked, stressed-out American mothers have to hear—that they don't seem to be on my own, and they are to not blame.

  • Exposes a scarcity of moderate and versatile paintings possibilities because the genuine explanation for the meant rift among hired and stay-at-home mothers
  • Explodes the myths approximately supermoms, slacker dads, opt-out mothers, bootstrap mothers, daycare techniques, and make-money-from-home scams
  • Uncovers the common, brutal truth of getting no paid maternity leave
  • Offers images of genuine women—across social periods and around the country—who are struggling with concerns that may strike a well-recognized chord with so much Americans
  • Explains why American ladies have it tough and why it isn't going to get any more straightforward until eventually the rustic dramatically alterations course

The warfare on Moms turns the ""mommy wars"" debate on its head through arguing mother's actual ""enemy"" isn't really different girls, yet a national indifference to the cultural and fiscal realities dealing with mom and dad and households within the usa today.

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Download E-books Lesbian Motherhood: Gender, Families and Sexual Citizenship (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) PDF

This publication experiences the transforming into variety of lesbian ladies embarking on parenthood after popping out. Theoretical debates approximately lesbian motherhood usually think about its assimilative or transgressive dimensions. This e-book offers a diversified method, contextualising lesbian motherhood with regards to sexual citizenship and hegemonic discourses of kinship

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Download E-books Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954 PDF

By Alex Lubin

Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954 experiences the that means of interracial romance, love, and intercourse within the ten years after global struggle II. How was once interracial romance taken care of in pop culture through civil rights leaders, African American infantrymen, and white segregationists?

earlier stories specialize in the interval starting in 1967 whilst the very best court docket overturned the final country antimiscegenation legislation (Loving v. Virginia). Lubin's learn, in spite of the fact that, means that we won't totally comprehend modern debates approximately "hybridity," or mixed-race identification, with out first comprehending how WWII replaced the terrain.

The publication specializes in the years instantly after the battle, whilst ideologies of race, gender, and sexuality have been being reformulated and solidified in either the academy and the general public. Lubin exhibits that interracial romance, relatively among blacks and whites, was once a trying out flooring for either the overall American public and the yankee executive. the govt. sought after interracial relationships to be taken care of basically as deepest affairs to maintain consciousness off contradictions among its outward air of mystery of cultural freedom and the realities of Jim Crow politics and antimiscegenation legislation. Activists, in spite of the fact that, sought after interracial intimacy handled as a public act, one who may be used symbolically to advertise equivalent rights and multiplied possibilities. those contradictory impulses assisted in shaping our present perceptions approximately interracial romances and their broader importance in American culture.

Romance and Rights leads to 1954, the 12 months of the Brown v. Board of schooling selection, ahead of the civil rights flow grew to become good geared up. by means of heavily reading postwar pop culture, African American literature, NAACP manuscripts, miscegenation legislation, and segregationist protest letters, between different assets, the writer analyzes postwar attitudes in the direction of interracial romance, displaying how advanced and sometimes contradictory these attitudes might be.

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Download E-books More Wives Than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840-1910 PDF

By Kathryn M Daynes

More better halves Than One bargains an in-depth examine the long term interplay among trust and the perform of polygamy, or plural marriage, one of the Latter-day Saints. targeting the small group of Manti, Utah, Kathryn M. Daynes presents an intimate view of ways Mormon doctrine and Utah legislation on marriage and divorce have been utilized in people's lives.

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Download E-books Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity PDF

By Keith McMahon

For hundreds of years of chinese language background, polygamy and prostitution have been heavily associated practices that legitimized the 'polygynous male'. This name introduces a clean thought, 'passive polygamy', to provide an explanation for the weird variety of Qing tales within which ladies take cost of a man's wants, turning him into an tool of woman will.

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Download E-books Medieval Marriage: Symbolism and Society PDF

This research exhibits how marriage symbolism emerged from the area of texts to develop into a social strength affecting traditional humans. It covers the full medieval interval yet identifies the a long time round 1200 as decisive. New arguments for relating to preaching as a mass medium from the 13th century are provided, development at the author's Medieval Marriage Sermons. In marriage preaching symbolism was once relevant. Marriage symbolism additionally grew to become a social strength via legislation, and lay in the back of the mix of monogamy and indissolubility which made the medieval Church's marriage procedure a special improvement in global background. Symbolism isn't really awarded as a proof by itself: it interacted with different causal elements, particularly the eleventh-century Gregorian Reform's force for celibacy, which made the better clergy like a 3rd gender and no more sympathetic to patriarchal polygamous traits. sexual activity as a logo of Christ's union with the Church turned imperative, not only in mysticism yet in society as dependent via Church legislations. Symbolism additionally explains it seems that extraordinary ideas, resembling the exemption from capital punishment of clerics in minor orders only if they married a virgin no longer a widow. the principles approximately blessing moment marriages also are hooked up with this nexus of suggestion.

The publication is predicated on a variety of manuscript assets: sermons, canon legislations commentaries, Apostolic detention center registers, papal bulls, a gaol supply roll, and pastoral handbooks. the gathering of records on the finish of the e-book expands the resource base for the heritage of medieval marriage quite often in addition to underpinning the thesis approximately symbolism.

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Download E-books Changing Family Values: Difference, Diversity and the Decline of Male Order PDF

Changing relatives Values bargains a finished advent to modern debates and new study surrounding the relatives. It explores how we outline conventional kin values and the way those values are perceived as being underthreat in modern society. Ranging throughout politics, social coverage, legislations and sociology, the participants specialise in the varied realities of latest relatives existence. matters lined include:
* the hot backlash opposed to unmarried mothers
* lesbian and homosexual households and the law
* men's altering roles in the family
* the way forward for the nuclear family.
This publication is perfect for classes overlaying the relations, a imperative subject in sociology and women's reports.

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