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Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Stephen Macedo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage's future. Will same-sex marriage ... More


Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Zoltan J. Acs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book takes an in-depth look at philanthropy as an underappreciated force in capitalism, measures its critical influence on the free-market system, and demonstrates how American philanthropy ... More


Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Peter V. Marsden (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book assembles a team of leading researchers to provide unparalleled insight into how American social attitudes and behaviors have changed since the 1970s. Drawing on the General Social Survey—a ... More


Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening

Ellen Anne McLarney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158488
eISBN:
9781400866441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In the decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, when Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian regime was swept from power in Egypt, Muslim women took a leading role in developing a robust Islamist ... More


Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Joseph Chan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method ... More


On the Muslim Question

Anne Norton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the post-9/11 West, there is no shortage of strident voices telling us that Islam is a threat to the security, values, way of life, and even existence of the United States and Europe. For better ... More


The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

R. R. Palmer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

For the Western world, the period from 1760 to 1800 was the great revolutionary era in which the outlines of the modern democratic state came into being. Here for the first time in one volume is the ... More


The Special Status of Marriage

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the symbolic dimension of marriage, noting that the symbolism of marriage has been most central to the very public political debates over same-sex marriage. It first examines ... More


The (Ambivalent) Tradition of Equality in America

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers the place of equality, in all its complexity, in the American civic culture. It draws evidence from several sources: the debates occasioned by the drafting and ratification of ... More


Epilogue

Mary L. Dudziak

in Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152448
eISBN:
9781400839896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152448.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events following Marshall's appointment to the Supreme Court. As a Supreme Court justice, Marshall worked on the problem of race in America. His life's focus became undoing the ... More


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