Conjugality: Marriage and Marriage-like Relationships before the Law by H. BrookConjugality: Marriage and Marriage-like Relationships before the Law by H. Brook

Conjugality: Marriage and Marriage-like Relationships before the Law

byH. Brook

Paperback | April 15, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$57.81 online 
$65.00 list price save 11%
Earn 289 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This 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. 
Heather Brook is Lecturer in Women's Studies and Sociology, Flinders University, Australia.
Title:Conjugality: Marriage and Marriage-like Relationships before the LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:April 15, 2015Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230120059

ISBN - 13:9780230120051

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Introduction: Proposals and Propositions * Women and Wives: Stalemate?: Theorizing Conjugality * Making Marriage: Validity and Nullity * Union: Adultery and Other Sexual Performatives * Marriage "Beyond the Pale:" Miscegenation, "Mixed" Marriage, and Assimilation * S/he Done Me Wrong: Matrimonial Offenses and No Fault Divorce * The "Limping" Marriage: Regulating Cohabitation * Queer Propositions: Sex and Sexualities * Conclusion: Sex/Marriage/Conjugality