Amy L. Campbell's Reviews > The Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-first Century

The Meaning of Wife by Anne Kingston
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May 09, 10

bookshelves: 2010, blogged, reviewed, non-fiction
Read from May 06 to 10, 2010

Kingston looks at the institution of marriage, the role of wife, and the transition that occurs from single woman to engaged to married. There is a focus on how advertising and pop culture in the current and continued stereotype of the wife. I was a little disappointed that the author decided to use end notes rather than foot notes. I would have liked to have been able to track what information she got from where a little better. Still, not a bad read for someone considering the role of wife and what it means for him or her.


The reviewer is a 2009 graduate of Kent State University's Master of Library and Information Sciences program, an alumna of Antioch College, and the author of the blog A Librarian's Life in Books.
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