Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture

Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture

by Naomi Cahn, June Carbone
     
 

Family values are at the center of contemporary culture wars. Red Families v. Blue Families shows how families in different parts of the country are leading different lives. The book details surprising realities about marriage, divorce, and sexual behavior, and it will change the way people think about the culture wars. See more details below

Overview

Family values are at the center of contemporary culture wars. Red Families v. Blue Families shows how families in different parts of the country are leading different lives. The book details surprising realities about marriage, divorce, and sexual behavior, and it will change the way people think about the culture wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195372175
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,508,625
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Naomi Cahn is the John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and a member of the Yale Cultural Cognition Project, for which she and her co-investigators have received outside funding to conduct research on public attitudes towards gay and lesbian parenting. She is the author of Test Tube Families and the co-author of several other books, including a leading family law textbook.

June Carbone is the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Professor Carbone writes extensively about the legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce, and family organization, especially within the context of the recent revolutions in biotechnology. She is the author of From Partners to Parents: The Second Revolution in Family Law and co-author of the third edition of Family Law, with Leslie Harris and the late Lee Teitelbaum.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Pt. 1 Family Maps

1 Moral Demography 19

2 Sexual History 33

3 The Age of Division 47

4 Personality, Politics, and Religion 60

Pt. 2 The Legal Map

5 Contraception: Securing the Pathways to Blue Family Life 77

6 Abortion, Law and the Cognitive Map 92

7 The Irrationality of Adolescence: What the Adults Are Really Fighting Over 106

8 The Marrying Laws 117

9 Custody and Compromise 139

Pt. 3 The Map to the Future

10 Marriage Advice in Shades of Pink 155

11 Making Ready for Baby: Painting the Nursery Sky Blue 170

12 Work and Family: Retooling the Foundation in Deep Purple 190

Conclusion 206

Notes 211

Index 269

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