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ERIC Number: EJ781791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
"The Royal We": Gender Ideology, Display, and Assessment in Wedding Work
Humble, Aine M.; Zvonkovic, Anisa M.; Walker, Alexis J.
Journal of Family Issues, v29 n1 p3-25 2008
Family rituals provide a rich context in which to study the relation between ideology and action. Guided by the gender perspective, this article analyzes the experiences of 21 newly married heterosexual couples who described how they planned their weddings. The interplay among gender ideology, gender display, and gender assessment differed across three types of couples: traditional (n = 6), transitional (n = 10), and egalitarian (n = 5). An examination of gender assessment in transitional couples illustrates how holding competing ideologies contributes to the reproduction of hegemonic gendered work patterns within wedding planning. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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