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Gail Hershatter

in The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267701
eISBN:
9780520950344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267701.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the political activities of rural Chinese women during the 1950s. It re-examines the party-state campaign for marriage reform initiated by the Marriage Law. It discusses the ... More


Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Neil Diamant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of ... More


Family Reform in the Southwest Frontier, 1950–1953

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter evaluates the implementation of the Marriage Law in China's southwest frontier during the period from 1950 to 1953. It shows that both Han men and women in Yunnan from various ethnic ... More


Introduction

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the impact of the Marriage Law on the Chinese family. This book investigates the extent to which stats can change family ... More


Erosion of Secular Principles

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter evaluates the extent to which the state adhered to the principle of a unified secular family law. It explains that the first departure of the state from the declared objective was the ... More


Conclusion

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the impact of the Marriage Law on the Chinese family. The result reveals the role of the state in changing family relations and shows ... More


American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bride with the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challenges this assumption in his sweeping and ... More


Dismembering and Re -membering the Beloved: How the Civil Code Remade Marriage and Marriage Remade Love

in Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how two canonical novels influenced the reforms of the 1931 Marriage Law and the 1936 Mandatory Unveiling Act: Sadeq Hedayat's The Blind Owl and Bozorg Alavi's Her Eyes. It ... More


The making of marriage in fifteenth-century Valencia: canon law, civil law and community opinion

Dana Wessell Lightfoot

in Women, dowries and agency: Marriage in fifteenth-century Valencia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089466
eISBN:
9781781706633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089466.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter gives a brief history of the city from its conquest from the Muslims in 1238 to its rapid rise as the centre of the Crown of Aragon, the wider polity of which it was a part. It then ... More


Afterword Observations on State-Family Relations in the Reform Period

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter offers some observations on the question of change and continuity in the state-family relations in the post-Mao period in China. It explains that during the Cultural Revolution, very few ... More


Wholly Unfit for the Marriage Condition: and Struggles over Age of Consent Laws

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter revisits the laws documented in the first chapter and demonstrates that even though they prohibited marriage below certain ages, many children continued to marry, often extralegally. ... More


The Great Life-Long Mistake: Women’s Rights Advocates and the Feminist Critique of Early Marriage

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Focusing on the writings of antebellum women’s rights activist Elizabeth Oakes Smith, this chapter demonstrates that many objected to early marriage for girls, but for a variety of reasons. Some ... More


Man and Wife

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter returns to the topic of monomania. Hester Dethridge develops homicidal urges after murdering her abusive husband. Collins emphatically draws attention to the circumstances which lead to ... More


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