Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage

March 6, 2012|
Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage by Audrey Bilger
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Uplifting and thought-provoking personal stories, essays, and images from women who are blazing trails in the brave new world of same-sex marriage Marriage today isn''t what it used to be: for better, not for worse. As same-sex weddings are becoming more common, the classic love-story happy ending is taking on a decidedly new twist, everyone has a fresh role to play, and supporters and opponents of gay marriage alike are finding themselves in the midst of a revolution that''s redefining marriage-both as a personal choice and as an institution-as we know it. In Here Come the Brides!, editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort gather together the voices of women taking part in-and shaping-this major historical shift. Representing a diversity of points of view in terms of race, class, ethnicity, and gender identification, this collection of essays, stories, and visual images takes a multidimensional look at how opening up the traditional order of ''man and wife'' to include the possibility of ''wife and wife'' is altering our social landscape. From wedding pictures and images ofprotest signs to comical anecdotes and sober philosophical analyses, Here Come the Brides! is an exploration of how the legalization of same-sex marriages has irrevocably changed the way lesbians think about their unions and their lives-and a celebration of the dream of lesbian happily-ever-afters.
Audrey Bilger teaches literature, gender studies, and yoga at Claremont McKenna College, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1994. She holds a bachelor''s degree in Philosophy from Oklahoma State University and received her master''s and PhD in English from the University of Virginia. At UVa, she was the Program Coordinato...
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Title:Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and MarriageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1 inShipping dimensions:448 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1 inPublished:March 6, 2012Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781580053921

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