Includes bibliographical references (p. -268) and index
Who decides? Marriage law, the state, and mutual consent -- Is the spirit gendered? Fluid gender, sex-change, and same-sex marriage -- "Immortal longings": love-death, rebirth, and union through life after life -- A second self: traditions of romantic friendship -- Monstrous to miraculous: same-sex reproduction and parenting -- All in the family: same-sex relationships in traditional families -- "Married among their companions": female-female relations in pre-modern erotica -- Aspiring to union: twentieth-century cinema.
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