The End of Marriage?: Individualism and Intimate Relations

The End of Marriage?: Individualism and Intimate Relations

by Jane Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840642874

ISBN-13: 9781840642872

Pub. Date: 01/01/1902

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Lewis (social policy, U. of Oxford) discusses contemporary understandings of marriage, cohabitation, and commitment. Challenging the assumption that individualism has undermined the institution of marriage, she contends that the erosion of the male breadwinner model and the weakening of an externally imposed moral code are more significant factors in the changes…  See more details below

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Lewis (social policy, U. of Oxford) discusses contemporary understandings of marriage, cohabitation, and commitment. Challenging the assumption that individualism has undermined the institution of marriage, she contends that the erosion of the male breadwinner model and the weakening of an externally imposed moral code are more significant factors in the changes taking place. She further argues that governments should not try to turn back the clock when making family law and policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840642872
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1902
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: the debate3
2Changing patterns: the decline of marriage and the rise of cohabitation29
3The male breadwinner model family45
4From public to private morality72
5The law of marriage and divorce: towards privatisation and deregulation?96
6Inside relationships: the decision to marry or cohabit and the nature of commitment123
7Inside relationships: individualism and commitment and the investment of time and money147
8What is to be done: what should be the role of private law and family policy in respect of intimate relations?172
Bibliography194
Index227

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