Stephanie Coontz will speak at Marygrove College on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater. Her talk is titled, "Courting Disaster? The World Revolution in Family Life and the Problems in 'Promoting Marriage.'"
Coontz is a professor of history and family studies at The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington), and she is the director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families. She is best known for her 1992 book, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. She has a new book out which she is promoting through a national speaking tour: Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage (Viking). Copies of it will be available for purchase and signing.
The lecture is is free and open to the public. Marygrove College is located at 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, Michigan, 48221.
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