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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume ...
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Overview

The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737741612
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 2/20/2009
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction 16

Chapter 1 Marriage and Human Rights Abuses

1 Malawi's Gender Activists Expose Marital Rape Hobbs Gama 23

2 Niger's Child Marriages Have Dangerous Consequences Sabine Dolan 28

3 Bangladeshi Bride's Future Stunted by Acid Abuse Mahbuba Zannat 32

4 Indian Woman Protests Marriage Dowries The Times of India 37

5 Indian Men Claim Misuse of the Dowry Act Randeep Ramesh 43

6 Filipino Mail-Order Brides Are in Danger of Abusive Marriages Shay Cullen 50

7 German Judge Cites Koran to Justify Abuse in Moroccan Couple's Divorce Case Veit Medick Anna Reimann 55

Chapter 2 Arranged Marriage, Child Marriage, and Polygamy

1 Marriages Arranged by Class Are Antiquated Christina Patterson 62

2 Some Bangladeshi Girls Are Challenging the Tradition of Child Marriages Steve Nettleton 66

3 American Youth in Utah Defend Polygamy Jennifer Dobner 70

4 Australian Bush Marriages of Children Are Recognized in the Community Simon Kearney 75

5 Some Chinese Parents Arrange Afterlife Marriages Jim Yardley 80

6 Some Kenyan Men Hide the Existence of Multiple Wives Gakiha Weru Susan Linee 85

Chapter 3 Same-Sex Marriage

1 Americans Debate Same-Sex Marriage Barbara Kantrowitz et al. 95

2 In the United States, a Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overruled Maura Dolan 103

3 Canadian Gay Men and Women Offer Different Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage Sara Wilson 112

4 South Africans Debate Whether Same-Sex Marriage Is African Kgomotso Nyanto 122

5 Senegal Citizens Object to Same-Sex Marriage Hamadou Tidiane Sy 129

6 Aruba Refuses to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages The Daily Journal 134

Chapter 4 Marriage and Money

1 Many Middle Eastern and North African Men CannotAfford to Marry Navtej Singh Dhillon 141

2 India's Dowry Is Not a Gift Neha Lalchandani 146

3 Ireland's Marriage Rates Could Be Impacted by Prenuptial Agreements The Sunday Business Post 151

4 Some Pakistani Women Are Sold into Marriage Samar Minallah 159

5 In Japan, a Tokyo Businessman Revolutionizes Weddings John Dodd 164

Chapter 5 Marriage and Sex

1 Worldwide Study Shows Married Couples Have More Sex than Singles Jennifer Harper 176

2 Irish Opinions of Sex Have Liberalized over the Past Thirty Years Eithne Donnellan 180

3 Japanese Sexless Marriages Are Responsible For Japan's Population Decline Deborah Cameron 186

4 Ugandan Adultery Has Been Decriminalized Percy Night Tuhaise 190

For Further Discussion 198

Organizations to Contact 200

Bibliography of Books 204

Index 208

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