This is the first book to explore the canonical narratives, stories, examples, and ideas that legal decisionmakers invoke to explain family law and its governing principles. Jill Elaine Hasday shows how this canon misdescribes the reality of family law, misdirects attention away from actual problems family law confronts, and misshapes policies.
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About the Author
Jill Elaine Hasday is Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota.
Table of ContentsContents Introduction: The Family Law Canon I. Family Law Exceptionalism 1. Federalism and the Family 2. Family Law and Economic Exchange II. The Family Law Canon’s Progress Narratives 3. Progress Narratives for Adults 4. A Progress Narrative for Children III. What’s Missing from the Family Law Canon? 5. Sibling Ties and Other Noncanonical Family Relationships 6. Family Law for the Poor Conclusion: Recasting the Family Law Canon Notes Acknowledgments Index