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The Marriage Promise: Is Divorce Promise-Breaking?

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines the marriage promise. What do spouses promise, and under what conditions might they be excused from this promise? The answers to these questions have implications for the ... More


Revising the Patriarchal Texts of Husband and Wife in Real and Fictive Worlds

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter begins with snippets from the works of Pauline E. Hopkins, Ella Wright-Pleasant, and Josephine Turpin Washington on the gender rites and the higher education of black women. These depict ... More


Responsible Family Men

Magdalena Wong

in Everyday Masculinities in 21st-Century China: The Making of Able-Responsible Men

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528424
eISBN:
9789882203570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528424.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The chapter both stretches out from and synthesizes the husband-wife and father-child dyads. The term 'a real man' is reprised and the different ways this is understood by unmarried partners who ... More


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