Marriage: The Dream That Refuses to Die
by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
edited by Sheila O’Connor-Ambrose
ISI Books, 2008
(191 pages, $25.00, hardcover)
reviewed by Anne Hendershott
Individualism, writes Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, promised “delight in bodies and sexuality . . . the legitimacy of desire,” but created a culture “burdened by the rising demands that it serve not the good of the whole but the desires of the individual.”
In her Marriage: The Dream That Refuses to Die, she argues that the language of individual rights both invites one to do as he pleases with . . .