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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


Counter Currents

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a summary of the previous sixteen chapters. It also indicates the need for cultural recognition of varying relationship models without a presumption of the superiority or morality ... More


The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Eric Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A resilient cultural myth equates monogamy with a test of true love. Yet, despite this strongly-held cultural ideal, cheating is rampant. Whereas most books seek to cure men from their cheating ... More


Consequences of Cheating

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the exceptions to dyadic dissonance theory. It analyses the minority of men that did not cheat, looking to discern why. However, data was insufficient to tease out well enough ... More


Why Marriage Matters

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/9780691166483.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book offers arguments in defense of same-sex marriage, marriage (as a distinctive relationship defined by law), and monogamy. It considers the acrimonious debate over same-sex marriage and two ... More


The Challenge of Polygamy

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/9780691166483.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the different forms of plural marriage and provides some historical background and context, focusing on the long-running conflict around polygamy in the Mormon Church in North ... More


Happily Ever After

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/9780691166483.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This concluding chapter summarizes some of the main points of the book's argument regarding same-sex marriage, marriage, and monogamy. It first considers how same-sex marriage might change marriage ... More


Deacon's Dilemma: The Problem of Pair-bonding in Human Evolution

Robin Dunbar

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Humans have an unusual mating system — nominally monogamous pair-bonds set within multimale/multifemale communities. In the context of large, dispersed communities, this inevitably places a ... More


Monogamy, Motherhood, and Health

C. Sue Carter

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses recent research with prairie voles, rodents that live in a state of social monogamy similar to that of human beings. Knowledge of the relatively simple brains and neurohormonal ... More


Sociobiology of Terrestrial Isopods

Karl Eduard Linsenmair

in Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Isopods are the only crustacean taxon with many truly terrestrial species, including desert inhabitants. These species show a highly developed social behavior that is crucial for survival under the ... More


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