Just Marriage: A New Democracy Forum/Boston Review Book / Edition 1

Just Marriage: A New Democracy Forum/Boston Review Book / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
019517626X
ISBN-13:
9780195176261
Pub. Date:
10/01/2004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Overview

Just Marriage: A New Democracy Forum/Boston Review Book / Edition 1


From the ground breaking legal decisions on gay marriage to the promotion of marriage for low-income families, the "sacred institution" of marriage has turned into a public battleground. Who should be allowed to marry and is marriage a public or private act? Should marriage be abandoned completely? Or should marriage be redefined as a civil institution that promotes sexual and racial equality?

As the fierce national debate over same-sex marriage and civil unions continues, Mary Lyndon Shanley argues that while the state should continue to play a role in regulating personal relations, the law must be fundamentally reformed if marriage is to become a more just institution. Fourteen prominent writers and thinkers respond, including Nancy F. Cott, William N. Eskridge, Jr., Amitai Etzioni, Martha Albertson Fineman, and Cass R. Sunstein.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195176261
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: New Democracy Forum/Boston Review Ser.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part I
Just Marriage: On the Public Importance of Private Unions, Mary Lyndon Shanley
Part II
The Public Stake, Nancy F. Cott
Marriage: Love or Care?, Joan C. Tronto
Of Federalism and Caste, Cass R. Sunstein
Why Marriage?, Martha Albertson Fineman
Mystification, Neutrality, and Same-Sex Couples in Marriage, David B. Cruz
The Relational Case for Same-Sex Marriage, William N. Eskridge Jr.
A Communitarian Position for Civil Unions, Amitai Etzioni
Between Justice and Commitment, Milton C. Reagan Jr.
Just Monogamy?, Elizabeth F. Emens
The Public Supports of Love, Drucilla Cornell
After Marriage, Wendy Brown
Beyond Marriage, Brenda Cossman
Why We Should Disestablish Marriage, Tamara Metz
Part III
Afterword, Mary Lyndon Shanley

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