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This guide is designed to provide information for those who are interested in exploring cross-cultural customs and rituals associated with weddings and marriage.
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Getting Married in Korea - Laurel Kendall
Call Number: GT2786.K6 K46 1996
ISBN: 0520201981
Publication Date: 1996-05-31

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History of Marriage Systems - G. Robina Quale
Call Number: Ref HQ503 .Q35 1988
ISBN: 0313260109
Publication Date: 1988-05-06

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Life Events and Rites of Passage - Jeff Hill; Peggy Daniels
Call Number: GN560.U6 H56 2008
ISBN: 9780780807358
Publication Date: 2008-04-29

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Making Marriage Work - Louis H. Primavera; Rob Pascale
Call Number: HQ734 .P9197 2016
ISBN: 9781442256972
Publication Date: 2016-02-23

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Marriage Customs of the World - George P. Monger
Call Number: Ref GT2690 .M65 2013 v.1 and 2
ISBN: 9781598846638
Publication Date: 2013-04-01

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Navajo Kinship and Marriage - Gary Witherspoon
Call Number: E 99 N3W68
ISBN: 0226904199
Publication Date: 1975-08-01

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Plural Marriage for Our Times - Philip L. Kilbride; Douglas R. Page
Call Number: HQ988 .K48 2012
ISBN: 9780313384783
Publication Date: 2012-06-01

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Words for the Wedding - Wendy Paris; Andrew Chesler
Call Number: HQ745 .P36 2001
ISBN: 0399526528
Publication Date: 2001-01-01

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World of Weddings - Brian Murphy
Call Number: GT 2665 M87
ISBN: 0448226790
Publication Date: 1978-01-01

Library E-book Spotlight

  • Intercultural marriage [electronic resource] : promises and pitfalls
    Intercultural Marriage examines the impact of cultural differences in marriage and offers practical guidelines on how to deal with the complexities they bring to a partnership. Covering such topics as raising bicultural children, religion, values, male vs. female roles, sex and social class, Romano continues to give voice to hundreds of couples she has interviewed and followed for over a decade.
  • International encyclopedia of marriage and family
    Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.
  • Making marriage work: a history of marriage and divorce in the twentieth-century United States
    In Making Marriage Work, historian Kristin Celello offers an insightful and wide-ranging account of marriage and divorce in America in the twentieth century, focusing on the development of the idea of marriage as "work." Throughout, Celello illuminates the interaction of marriage and divorce over the century and reveals how the idea that marriage requires work became part of Americans' collective consciousness.
  • Marriage and cohabitation [electronic resource]
    ituating their argument in the context of the Western world’s 500-year history of marriage, the authors of this work reveal what factors encourage marriage and cohabitation in a contemporary society where marriage and the relationships between women and men have changed dramatically.

    While many people still choose to marry without first cohabiting, others elect to cohabit with varying degrees of commitment or intentions of eventual marriage. The authors’ controversial findings suggest that family history, religious affiliation, values, projected education, lifetime earnings, and career aspirations all tip the scales in favor of either cohabitation or marriage.
  • Medieval Marriage: Symbolism and Society
    This study shows how marriage symbolism emerged from the world of texts to become a social force affecting ordinary people. It covers the whole medieval period but identifies the decades around 1200 as decisive.

    The book is based on a wide range of manuscript sources: sermons, canon law commentaries, Apostolic Penitentiary registers, papal bulls, a gaol delivery roll, and pastoral handbooks. The collection of documents at the end of the book expands the source base for the history of medieval marriage generally as well as underpinning the thesis about symbolism.

    The author, David d'Avray, is Professor of History at University College London

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