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Challenges for Minimal Marriage: Poverty, Property, Polygyny

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Chapter 8 takes up the problem of implementing the marriage law of ideal theory in a non-ideal world. It addresses concerns that minimal marriage would worsen the lot of the vulnerable, especially ... More


Conclusion: The Power of the “M-Word”

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concludes that while the leaders of the marriage initiative were incredibly enthusiastic about helping people improve their relationships to get and stay married, these efforts can ... More


Widening the Marriage Gap

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the marriage initiative's strategies to preserve a boundary of heterosexual marriage through practices that paradoxically do more to sustain or widen it. Marriage advocates seek ... More


Unite!: Marriage and American Identity

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents the ideological connections between campaigns against same-sex marriage and marriage promotion initiatives. These two phenomena connect in their shared perception of marriage as ... More


“You Can’t Put Your Trust in Men”: Gender Distrust and Marriage

Judith A. Levine

in Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274716
eISBN:
9780520956919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274716.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter concerns women's relationships with the fathers of their children and other romantic partners. Many women reported they could not trust the fathers of their children or other romantic ... More


The Stakes of Gender and Heterosexuality

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the boundary work of marriage promotion workshops offered to the general population, which practices ideas concerning hierarchical gender relations. By teaching about the ... More


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