Talk of Love: How Culture Matters
Gerstel, Naomi, Journal of Marriage and Family
Talk of Love: How Culture Matters. Ann Swidler. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-226-78690-0. $30.00 (cloth).
Women and men are spending more time away from home. Divorce rates are high. "Family values" seem up for grabs. Movie actors go through messy divorces, passionate encounters, and celebrated marriages, all in various sequences. Maybe love and marriage don't go together quite so naturally as a horse and carriage. Swidler, in her Talk of Love, argues that our ideas about romantic love combine with contradictory ideas about marital love to produce a sometimes messy but nonetheless resilient culture of love.
At least most of the time, …
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Publication information: Article title: Talk of Love: How Culture Matters. Contributors: Gerstel, Naomi - Author. Journal title: Journal of Marriage and Family. Volume: 64. Issue: 2 Publication date: May 2002. Page number: 554+. © 2002 Journal of Marriage and Family. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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