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Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing

Matthew Clayton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199268948
eISBN:
9780191603693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268940.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book defends a particular liberal conception of justice and legitimacy, and applies it to certain issues concerning the upbringing of children. It begins by offering an account of liberal ... More


The Age of Majority

Matthew Clayton

in Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199268948
eISBN:
9780191603693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268940.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses issues of justice with respect to the end of childhood. Should there be an age at which certain legal rights become available to individuals and, if so, how should the ... More


Statutory Marriage Ages and the Gendered Construction of Adulthood in the Nineteenth Century

Nicholas L. Syrett

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is about the different ages at which states allowed men and women to marry. With and without parental consent, almost all states through the twentieth century allowed girls to marry ... More


Any Maid or Woman Child: A New Nation and Its Marriage 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/9781469629537.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explains the English common law and colonial legal antecedents to early national marriage law in the extant states. It argues that the common law marriage ages of twelve (for girls) and ... More


Age and Identity: Reaching Thirteen in the Lives of American Jews

Stuart Schoenfeld

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Stuart Schoenfeld’s essay traces the rise of the bar and bat mitzvah in American Jewish life and consequently the growing significance of the age of thirteen in the lives of American Jews. He argues ... More


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