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Reform Proposals and Alternatives to 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/9780691166483.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines a range of proposals for the reform or replacement of marriage. These marriage reform proposals range from increasing the contractual aspects of marriage, to further ... More


Minimizing Marriage: What Political Liberalism Implies for Marriage Law

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/9780199774142.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Chapter 7 takes up the challenges of the preceding chapters by providing a strong rationale for a reformed marriage law. This proposal, ‘minimal marriage’, is a legal framework which avoids ... More


Love for Revolution: Xiao Jiating in the People’s Republic

Susan L. Glosser

in Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915-1953

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227293
eISBN:
9780520926394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227293.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power, and long before 1950, had turned its attention to marriage issues. It had implemented some marriage reforms first in Jiangxi Soviet ... More


Activist

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


Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Kari Melby, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, and Anna-Birte Ravn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gender equality is often seen as a hallmark of the Nordic countries. This book explores this notion by examining the meanings of gender that underpin policies in the Scandinavian welfare states, ... More


The Hour of Reckoning: Orthodox Hinduism and the Age of Consent Bill Controversy in Bengal (c. 1890–1892)

Amiya P. Sen

in Hindu Revivalism in Bengal c.1872-1905: Some Essays in Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655391
eISBN:
9780199080625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655391.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the Consent Bill controversy in Bengal in relation to orthodox Hinduism. It explains that the law sought to prevent the sexual abuse of both married and unmarried women below a ... More


The claim of economic citizenship: the concept of equality in a historical context

Christina Carlsson Wetterberg and Kari Melby

in Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter argues that the marriage reforms of the 1910s and 1920s represented a ‘modified dual breadwinner model’. It specifically compares how the reforms were justified ideologically and how ... More


Radical couples, 1850–1914

Ginger S. Frost

in Living In Sin: Cohabiting As Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077364
eISBN:
9781781700723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077364.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The working-class movement turned to trade unionism and its version of domesticity, and feminists concentrated on legal equality. The radical couples unions were under greater pressure because they ... More


Reforming Marriage

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the marriage reform campaign of Thomas L. Kane. It explains that Kane and his wife Elizabeth envisioned a society based on gender equality and sought to advance women's ... More


Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Tess Chakkalakal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. Situating ... More


My Little Girl Wife: The Transformation of Childhood and Marriage in the Late Nineteenth Century

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/9781469629537.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By the later nineteenth century, ideas about childhood and about marriage had undergone significant transformations in the United States, especially among the middle class. Children were now seen as ... More


The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

William M. Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very ... More


Care, Oppression, and Marriage as Commitment

Mara Marin

in Connected by Commitment: Oppression and Our Responsibility to Undermine It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190498627
eISBN:
9780190498641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498627.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 argues that the sphere of intimate care, which takes shape around the practice of attending to each other’s needs, makes us vulnerable to each other. Providing care requires “skills of ... More


Equality and Non-hierarchy in Marriage: What Do Feminists Really Want?

Elizabeth Brake

in After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190205072
eISBN:
9780190205102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter defends the continuing relevance of feminist critiques of marriage. It sketches how power inequality, or hierarchy, arises within different-sex marriage against a background of social ... More


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