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Child Support: How Much Is Just Right?

Ira Ellman and Tara Ellman

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The provision of financial support for children when their parents divorce is a highly contentious and complicated problem. This chapter challenges the conventional policy used to generate child ... More


From Conflict to Companionship: A New Relationship With Parents

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

in Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309379
eISBN:
9780199786688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309379.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter looks at how relationships with parents change in emerging adulthood. The discussion starts looking at the many facets of emerging adults' relationships with their parents, followed by ... More


The Ordinary: An Introduction to Stanley Cavell

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The ordinary is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the work of Cavell and Wittgenstein. This chapter provides an introduction to the ordinary in order to correct common misconceptions of the ... More


The Divorced Woman in 1 Corinthians 7:10–11

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul's prohibition of divorce and remarriage in 1 Cor 7:10–11 is not a general principle, but his solution to a particular problem at Corinth, where a woman had been divorced against her will for ... More


City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Eleanor Hubbard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

City Women is a major new study of the lives of ordinary women in early modern London. Drawing on thousands of pages of Londoners' depositions for the consistory court, it focuses on the ... More


Dealing with Death

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses widowhood, remarriage, and old age in early modern London. It uses quantitative data to demonstrate that London widows remarried rapidly. City law treated widows relatively ... More


Melting Whites and Liberated Latinas: Identity, Fate, and Character in Fools Rush in

Paul C. Taylor

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In the 1997 film, Fools Rush In, a young Chicana (Selma Hayek) marries, divorces, and remarries a young Anglo businessman (Matthew Perry). The film uses this narrative, and the devices that the genre ... More


New Laws For A New Age

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at how the biblical laws of marriage, divorce, and sexual relations were interpreted during the Second Temple (or intertestamental) period, with reference to the writers of the ... More


Cases and Judicial Decisions Concerning Marriage

Linxia Liang

in Delivering Justice in Qing China: Civil Trials in the Magistrate's Court

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263990
eISBN:
9780191734373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263990.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses some aspects of the codified rules that govern marriage. The discussion turns to the decisions of the magistrate's court to see how these rules were applied. The chapter also ... More


Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses recruitment to the Pandit household via marriage and incorporation. It begins with a discussion of the importance and nature of marriage covering the selection of spouses; ... More


The Politics of Marriage in Medieval India: Gender and Alliance in Rajasthan

Sabita Singh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491452
eISBN:
9780199098293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491452.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book challenges monolithic cultural constructs and valorization of indigenous society. Marriage being a social act reveals a lot about society and its attitudes. A wide timeframe has been taken ... More


History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Lisa Wilson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618425
eISBN:
9781469618449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618449.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Stepfamilies are not a modern invention. George Washington, the father of the United States, was a stepfather, but despite this reality, the history of stepfamilies in America has yet to be fully ... More


Cadogan v. Cadogan The lady and the parson, 1777–1794

Lawrence Stone

in Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In this case, a lawsuit in the ecclesiastical courts during the period 1795–6 was bitterly fought, but the outcome was inevitable. Lord Cadogan won his case, thus gaining three victories: the first ... More


Widowers: Gendered Experiences of Widowhood

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the emotional responses and bereavement of Victorian men when faced with the death of their wife. In this chapter the differences of the coping mechanism of widows and widowers ... More


Four Variations on a Theme

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyses four important variations of wife sale: indirect wife sale (i.e., “compensated divorce”); widow remarriage (which was modeled on direct wife sale, indirect wife sale, or ... More


Out-of-Court Mediation: Family and Friendship Relations in Egypt

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Questions whether the legal provision of mediation is indicative of the decreasing ability of the family to settle marital discord. Shows how these households exemplify the decreasing strength of ... More


Informal Marriages and Polygyny

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Relates how the subject desires to marry again, but in order not to give up her independence and freedom insists on marrying a married man as his second wife. Discusses the reasons behind her ... More


Marriage and Divorce

Norman Doe

in The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

For the Church of England, the right to marry in the parish church is treated as one of the rights in the package, so to speak, of rights enjoyed by parishioners. This chapter explores the basis and ... More


Engage the Enemy: Cavell Comedies of Remarriage and the Politics of Friendship

Cynthia Willett

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229734
eISBN:
9780823235186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter uses comedy to explore the relevance of friendship to contemporary democratic theory. It begins with Jacques Derrida's discussion of friendship in relation to the democracy to come. It ... More


Fishing Fleets

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Following Robert Clive’s victory at Plassey, ‘shaking the pagoda tree’, that is, finding a wealthy ‘nabob’ and marrying him for ‘three hundred pounds, dead or alive’, provided British women with ... More


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