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Marriage, sexuality, and gender

Author
West, Robin, 1954-
Title
Marriage, sexuality, and gender / Robin West.
Format
Book
Published
Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, c2007.
Description
vi, 289 p. ; 24 cm.
URL
<Table of contents only> http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0716/2007015266.html
Uniform series
Initiations (Boulder, Colo.)
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-278) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. A look in the rearview mirror
  • Patriarchal marriage of 1850 and traditional marriage of 1950 : a contrast
  • Patriarchal and traditional marriage : continuities
  • Traditional marriage and contractual marriage : a contrast
  • From contract to politics
  • 2. In defense of marriage ("when I'm sixty-four")
  • The neonatural law defense of traditional marriage
  • Non-neonatural law arguments defending traditional marriage
  • The utilitarian defense of civil marriage
  • Communitarian defenses of marriage : marriage as commitment
  • 3. Marriage and its critics ("let's call the whole thing off")
  • The dubious constitutionality of civil marriage
  • Should we call the whole thing off? : utilitarian arguments against marriage
  • Some reservations ... perhaps we shouldn't call the whole thing off
  • 4. Just marriage ("we can work it out")
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Formal equality
  • Communitarian values
  • Social utilitarian arguments
  • Social conservative arguments against gay marriage
  • Progressive arguments against same-sex marriage
  • The egalitarian marriage movement
  • Critics of just marriage
  • Conclusion : a modest proposal
  • Defending marriage
  • Ending marriage
  • The justice of civil union law
  • Civil union and marriage equality : some contrasts
  • On civic modesty.
Kinsey subjects
Marriage--United States. Marriage laws--United States. Legal aspects of marriage--United States. Marriage forms. Marriage reforms. Homosexual marriages. Marriage history--United States.
ISBN
9781594513893 (alk. paper) 1594513899 (alk. paper) 9781594513909 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1594513902 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
162.45 W47 m3 2007
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute