Not Just Roommates: Cohabitation after the Sexual Revolution Paperback – June 12, 2012
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About the Author
Elizabeth Pleck is professor emerita of history and human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has edited nine books about the history of American families. Her most recent book is Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England.
- Item Weight : 15.1 ounces
- Paperback : 290 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0226671046
- ISBN-13 : 978-0226671048
- Dimensions : 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
- Publisher : University of Chicago Press (June 12, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,824,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As I read through the book, I became increasingly angry about my second-class status as a US citizen because I fall in the category of a cohabitating adult. The author's point that there is no organized movement fighting the denial of civil liberties to people who choose to live together was enlightening and frustrating. I want full civil and human rights, regardless of my marital status. Elizabeth Pleck points out the geographic differences in acceptance of/resistance to cohabitation by non-married adults. This also raised my awareness; it is another limitation placed upon those of us who live with a significant other outside the boundaries of marriage. It is a form of social oppression to live in fear of being evicted, fired, or otherwise discriminated against, and having to carefully choose what region of the country to live in to avoid harassment and discrimination.
I highly recommend this book.