When Did Marriage Become about Love?


Did you know marrying for love is a pretty recent development in human history? A couple in love at a wedding may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but for most of human history this was not the principal motivation for the union of two people. Marriage has traditionally been about alliances, gaining in-laws, and expanding the family labor force. So how did love conquer marriage? Watch the episode to find out.

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Works Cited:
So You’ve Been Asked to Be a Bridesmaid. Now What? https://nyti.ms/2ELNuwM
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-1735…
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/…
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/…
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-…
http://culturalconundrums.theblogpres…
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/…
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/1…
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation…

Marriage Traditions:
https://www.livescience.com/37777-his…
http://thefeministwire.com/…/beyond…
https://www.theatlantic.com/…/when-…

Stephanie Coontz (scholar on marriage and family structure)
Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
The Way we never were: American families and the Nostalgia trap
Michael Warner
The Trouble with Normal
http://www.pewresearch.org/…/ideal-…
https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/cgi/vie……

Marriage and Legal/Tax benefits:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/th……
https://www.theknot.com/content/benef…

Loving vs. Virginia
http://www.npr.org/…/illicit-cohabi……
https://www.theatlantic.com/…/lovin…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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