xvi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Marriage rites : trends in marriages by manner of solemnisation and denomination in England and Wales, 1841-2012 / John Haskey From this day forward? : pre-marital cohabitation and the rite of marriage from the 1960s to the present day / Rebecca Probert No frills : wedding presents and the meaning of marriage, 1945-2003 / Louise Purbrick Civil partnership ceremonies : (hetero)normativity, ritual and gender / Elizabeth Peel Rite that redefines the rights? : the contemporary role and practice of pre-nuptial agreement / Ayesha Verdag and Joanna Miles "Pure" relationship, sham marriages and immigration control / Helena Wray Unregistered Muslim marriages : an emerging culture of celebrating rites and conceding rights / Rajnaara C. Akhtar Forced marriage : rites and rights / Perveez Mody Church of England weddings and ritual symbolism / Sarah Farrimond Playing "House of Lords bingo" : a critical discourse analysis of Hansard debates on civil partnership and same sex marriage / Rosie Harding Let's talk about a divorce : religious and legal wedding / Peter W. Edge Why marriage needs to be sexy / Jonathan Herring.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.