A New Book on Marriage by Prof. Aneeka Henderson

Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture
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By Eniola Ajao '21

To understand family formation, we must look at portraits of courtship and marriage both in popular and political terms. This is the argument of "Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture" by Aneeka Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. The book, which is published by the University of North Carolina Press in their Gender and American Culture series, aims to complicate assessments of marriage by examining both popular texts and pieces of political legislation.

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