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Marriage in transition : gender, family and Muslim social reform in colonial India
This thesis examines how marriage amongst Urdu-speaking Muslims of colonial India was transformed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The thesis illustrates this transformation by investigating changes ...
Health work in long-term gay, lesbian, and straight couples
Compared to men, women devote substantially more attention and effort toward enhancing the health of their spouses. Yet, scholars have been unable to explain why this gender gap persists. Women also do more unpaid work in ...
Marital strain and psychological distress : a dyadic and gendered approach
Marital strain is detrimental to psychological well-being and can have long-term consequences for health. Past research on marital strain and psychological distress has focused on only one spouse’s perception of marital ...
Marriage, bigamy, and the Inquisition : power and gender relations in seventeenth-century New Spain
“Marriage, Bigamy, and the Inquisition” explores the formation and dissolution of intimate marital partnerships in seventeenth-century colonial Mexico. This report is a preliminary investigation into the formation and ...
Social ties and physical activity patterns over the life course : gender, race, and age variations
In this dissertation I explore the lived experiences and meanings underlying population patterns linking social ties and exercise. To do so, I frame an analysis of qualitative data from 60 in-depth interviews with 15 white ...