Book reviews m ai LLo CHon Florence, 2016, La passion du marriage [A passion for weddings], Presses Universitaires de France, Le Lien social, 400 p. Since the 1970s, there have been many fewer marriages in France and people (1) marry later in life. Marriage, which used to constitute a fundamental step in the transition to adulthood, has now also been disconnected from living with an intimate partner in that it is preceded by sexual debut and cohabitation. However, from the 1990s, the wedding ceremony itself has been massively reinvested in France. Its forms have been diversie fi d, and couples now celebrate their union as opulently as possible with the understanding that it is a moment for impressing wedding guests with their singularity and the force of the partners’ (2) commitment to each other. Florence Maillochon here analyses a qualitative (3) study of 49 young married couples , reconstituting the different stages of their wedding celebration, the intertwining of those stages, their conjugal meaning, and effects due to the roles associated with each sex. The book explores the different components in the celebration sequence: the wedding announcement, wedding preparations and, finally, the wedding party. Maillochon’s study of couples’ discussions and
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