Legally Straight: Sexuality, Childhood, and the Cultural Value of Marriage

Legally Straight: Sexuality, Childhood, and the Cultural Value of Marriage

by Joe Rollins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814775981
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Series: Critical America Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joe Rollins is Professor of Political Science at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. His research interests emphasize gender and sexuality as they are negotiated in the American legal system. He has also served as Co-Editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Marital Business 1

1 The End of Heterosexuality? 9

2 Old as the Book of Genesis 39

3 Children by the Carload 67

4 The Nearest Hippie 94

5 A Union Unlike Any Other 123

Conclusion: Marital Jeremiad 143

Notes 169

Index 183

About the Author 193

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