Panel Discussion

Sunday, January 10, 2010: 8:30 AM
Manchester Ballroom D (Hyatt)
Kristin Celello , Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY
For the past several decades, historians have argued effectively that far from being stable and unchanging until the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, marriage--as a legal and social institution--has changed in significant ways over the course of American history.  Pascoe's book reminds us that race must necessarily be integrated into this discourse, contending not only that who has had access to marriage has varied but also that the state has played a crucial role in the creation of marital "norms."
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