Skip to main content

Tradition Never Goes Out of Style: The Role of Tradition in Women's Naming Practices

Buy Article:

$60.90 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to explore why, given United States women's historical struggle to gain legal and social acceptance of nontraditional naming forms, the overwhelming majority of women continue to follow tradition and adopt their husbands' names upon marriage. To begin to explain this phenomenon, this study focused on Catholic women, who changed their names between 1940 and 1998. This article illustrates the role tradition plays in participants' worldview and how tradition influences their behavior and attitudes toward naming practices. The naming behaviors and attitudes of the women in this study are then analyzed within a larger sociocultural and political context.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10714420490280198

Affiliations: Department of Communication Studies,University of Nebraska—Lincoln

Publication date: 2004-03-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more