No frills: wedding presents and the meaning of marriage, 1945-2003

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Abstract

A review of the practices of gift exchnage upon marriage in Britain between 1945 and 2003: an exploration of the rituals, of 'rites' of marrirage, and how changes in the social status of marriage and cohabitation has altered these rituals. As well as significant legal changes affecting marriage, the commericialisation of weddings has had an important impact in this postwar period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarriage Rites and Rights
EditorsJ. Miles, P. Moody, R. Probert
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherHart Publishing
Pages77-98
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781849469135
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2015

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NameFamily Law

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    Purbrick, L. (2015). No frills: wedding presents and the meaning of marriage, 1945-2003. In J. Miles, P. Moody, & R. Probert (Eds.), Marriage Rites and Rights (pp. 77-98). (Family Law). Hart Publishing. https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/marriage-rites-and-rights-9781782259657/