Elizabeth Abbott – The Institution of Marriage
2010, Cultural Studies
Presented By: Elizabeth Abbott
“The past is not dead and buried … it is not even past.” Elizabeth Abbott illustrates the continuing truth and relevance of this William Faulkner quote. She links marital struggles of the past to current issues in spousal relationships, and warns us not to romanticize history. Here, she comments on contraception, daycare, racial politics, and the significance of marriage.