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Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation

Kristin Celello and Hanan Kholoussy


Since the late nineteenth century, fears that marriage is in crisis have reverberated around the world. This book explores this phenomenon, asking why people of various races, classes, and nations frequently seem to be fretting about marriage. Each of the twelve chapters analyzes a specific time and place during which proclamations of marriage crisis have dominated public discourse, whether in 1920s India, midcentury France, or present-day Iran. While each nation has had its own reasons for escalating anxieties over marriage and the family, common themes emerge in how people have understood an ... More

Keywords: marriage, crisis, law, nation, nationalism, law, interdisciplinary, tradition, modernity, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199856749
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856749.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristin Celello, editor
Associate Professor of History, Queen's College, CUNY

Hanan Kholoussy, editor
Associate Professor of History and Middle East Studies, American University in Cairo