What is this thing called love?
What? Is this thing called love?
What is this thing called? Love.

(Different ways to punctuate the  Cole Porter Song "What is this thing called love?")

This section of the book does not claim to give a clear-cut answer to the question posed in Cole Porter's song, no matter which punctuation is used. It does, however, cover important aspects of love, such as love at first sight, romantic love, love as desire, and love and marriage. It shows how historical, political and social contexts influence love and relationships.