The making of selfhood: naming decisions on marriage

Thwaites, Rachel (2013) The making of selfhood: naming decisions on marriage. Families, Relationships and Societies, 2 (3). pp. 425-439. ISSN 2046-7435

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This article outlines the ways in which British women make sense of and reconcile facets of their identities at the point of marriage through the naming decisions they make. Both name changing and name retaining are considered. The dialectic between self and others is considered, using Mead’s theories, as well the creation of gendered identity, using empirical evidence from a survey of 102 British women and 16 in-depth interviews with a smaller sample of this group.

Keywords:Naming Practices, Identity, Marriage, Gender
Subjects:L Social studies > L216 Feminism
L Social studies > L321 Women's Studies
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:20 Apr 2018 14:59

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