Abstract

This paper may be read as a reclamation project. It argues, with Simone de Beauvoir, that patriarchal marriage is both a perversion of the meaning of the couple and an institution in transition. Parting from those who have given up on marriage, I identify marriage as existing at the intersection of the ethical and the political and argue that whether or not one chooses marriage, feminists ought not abandon marriage as an institution.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 18-35
Launched on MUSE
2005-02-24
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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