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The Resource More perfect unions : the American search for marital bliss, Rebecca L. Davis

More perfect unions : the American search for marital bliss, Rebecca L. Davis

Label
More perfect unions : the American search for marital bliss
Title
More perfect unions
Title remainder
the American search for marital bliss
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca L. Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American fixation with marriage, so prevalent in today's debates over marriage for same-sex couples, owes much of its intensity to a small group of reformers who introduced Americans to marriage counseling in the 1930s. Today, millions of couples seek help to save their marriages each year. Over the intervening decades, marriage counseling has powerfully promoted the idea that successful marriages are essential to both individuals' and the nation's well-being. Rebecca Davis reveals how couples and counselors transformed the ideal of the perfect marriage as they debated sexuality, childcare, mobility, wage earning, and autonomy, exposing both the fissures and aspirations of American society. From the economic dislocations of the Great Depression to more recent debates over government-funded "Healthy Marriage" programs, counselors have responded to the shifting needs and goals of American couples. Tensions among personal fulfillment, career aims, religious identity, and socioeconomic status have coursed through the history of marriage and explain why the stakes in the institution are so fraught for the couples involved and for the communities to which they belong. Americans care deeply about marriages--their own and other people's--because they have made enormous investments of time, money, and emotion to improve their own relationships and because they believe that their personal decisions about whom to marry or whether to divorce extend far beyond themselves. This intriguing book tells the uniquely American story of a culture gripped with the hope that, with enough effort and the right guidance, more perfect marital unions are within our reach
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Rebecca L.
Dewey number
362.82/86
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HQ10.5.U6
LC item number
D38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage counseling
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • RELIGION
  • Divorce
  • Marriage
  • Marriage counseling
  • United States
  • Ehe
  • Paarberatung
  • Ehescheidung
  • Paartherapie
  • USA
Label
More perfect unions : the American search for marital bliss, Rebecca L. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the pursuit of marital happiness -- Shaken foundations -- Searching for economic and sexual security -- Counseling prosperity -- Quantifying compatibility -- Sacred partnerships -- Marriage under fire -- The state of marriage -- Epilogue: twenty-first-century battlegrounds
Control code
758390614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674056251
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674056251
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1348hp7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758390614
Label
More perfect unions : the American search for marital bliss, Rebecca L. Davis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the pursuit of marital happiness -- Shaken foundations -- Searching for economic and sexual security -- Counseling prosperity -- Quantifying compatibility -- Sacred partnerships -- Marriage under fire -- The state of marriage -- Epilogue: twenty-first-century battlegrounds
Control code
758390614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674056251
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674056251
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1348hp7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758390614

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