Plural Marriage For Our Times

Author: Philip Leroy Kilbride
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384789
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Plural Marriage For Our Times from the Author: Philip Leroy Kilbride. This thoroughly revised second edition offers a child-centered, international perspective as it urges America to de-stigmatize alternate family forms. * Includes an extensive bibliography

Beyond Same Sex Marriage

Author: Ronald C. Den Otter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149851202X
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Beyond Same Sex Marriage from the Author: Ronald C. Den Otter. Although the debate over same-sex marriage in the United States has ended, no one seems to know what lies on the horizon. The conversation about what marriage could be like in the future is no longer confined to academics. In his dissent in Obergefell, Chief Justice Roberts linked the constitutionally-mandated legal recognition of same-sex marriage to the possibility that states may also have to recognize multi-person intimate relationships as well to avoid discriminating against plural marriage enthusiasts. The popularity of television shows like TLC’s Sister Wives and HBO’s Big Love suggests that Americans no longer can be dismissive of the possibility that in the foreseeable future, marriage could, and perhaps should, look very different than it does today. Rather than settling the question of whether states ought to abolish marriage, make it more inclusive, contractual, or call it something else, this book exposes readers to some of the normative, legal, and empirical questions that Americans must address before they can deliberate thoughtfully about whether to keep the marital status quo where monogamy remains privileged. Unlike much of the debate over same-sex marriage, they exchange reasons with one another as they discuss marital reform. This book is for ordinary Americans, their elected representatives, and judges, to help them ultimately decide whether they want to continue to define marriage so narrowly, make it more inclusive to avoid discrimination, or have the state leave the marriage business. This edited, interdisciplinary volume contains eight original contributions, all of which illuminate important but often neglected areas of the topic.

Legalizing Plural Marriage

Author: Mark Goldfeder
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
ISBN: 1611688361
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Legalizing Plural Marriage from the Author: Mark Goldfeder. Polygamous marriages are currently recognized in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although polygamy is technically illegal in the United States, it is practiced by members of some religious communities and a growing number of other "poly" groups. In the radically changing and increasingly multicultural world in which we live, the time has come to define polygamous marriage and address its legal feasibilities. Although Mark Goldfeder does not argue the right or wrong of plural marriage, he maintains that polygamy is the next step - after same-sex marriage - in the development of U.S. family law. Providing a road map to show how such legalization could be handled, he explores the legislative and administrative arguments which demonstrate that plural marriage is not as farfetched - or as far off - as we might think. Goldfeder argues not only that polygamy is in keeping with the legislative values and freedoms of the United States, but also that it would not be difficult to manage or administrate within our current legal system. His legal analysis is enriched throughout with examples of plural marriage in diverse cultural and historical contexts. Tackling the issue of polygamy in the United States from a legal perspective, this book will engage anyone interested in constitutional law, family law, or criminal law, along with sociologists and those who study gender and culture in modern times.

The Western Case For Monogamy Over Polygamy

Author: John Witte, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110710159X
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The Western Case For Monogamy Over Polygamy from the Author: John Witte, Jr. For more than 2,500 years, the Western tradition has embraced monogamous marriage as an essential institution for the flourishing of men and women, parents and children, society and the state. At the same time, polygamy has been considered a serious crime that harms wives and children, correlates with sundry other crimes and abuses, and threatens good citizenship and political stability. The West has thus long punished all manner of plural marriages and denounced the polygamous teachings of selected Jews, Muslims, Anabaptists, Mormons, and others. John Witte, Jr carefully documents the Western case for monogamy over polygamy from antiquity until today. He analyzes the historical claims that polygamy is biblical, natural, and useful alongside modern claims that anti-polygamy laws violate personal and religious freedom. While giving the pro and con arguments a full hearing, Witte concludes that the Western historical case against polygamy remains compelling and urges Western nations to hold the line on monogamy.

In Defense Of Plural Marriage

Author: Ronald C. Den Otter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107087716
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In Defense Of Plural Marriage from the Author: Ronald C. Den Otter. This book outlines the constitutional argument in favor of plural marriage in the United States.

Peculiar Portrayals

Author: Mark T. Decker
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Peculiar Portrayals from the Author: Mark T. Decker. Collection of essays analyzing the role and treatment of Mormons and Mormonism in popular media: film, television, theater, and books.


Author: Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781845202217
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Polygamy from the Author: Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen. Forms of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions. The amazing variation, versatility and adaptability of polygamy underscore that it is not just an exotic non-Western practice, but also exists in modern Western societies. Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis provides an examination and analysis of historical and contemporary polygamy. It outlines polygamy's place in anthropological theory and its rich socio-cultural diversity in countries ranging from the US and UK to Malaysia, India, regions of Africa and Tibet.The book also addresses often difficult and controversial issues facing modern polygamists such as prejudice, HIV/AIDS and women's emancipation. Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis offers an anthropological overview of the fascinating yet often misunderstood institution of polygamy.

Anthropology And Theology

Author: Walter Randolph Adams
Publisher: University Press of Amer
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Anthropology And Theology from the Author: Walter Randolph Adams. Presents papers from a 1994 meeting of the American Anthropological Association, plus six additional essays by theologians, representing inquiry into the anthropology of theology. Touches on subjects such as spirit in the researching of cultural worlds, what theologians can learn from anthropology, the social location of sacred knowledge, feminist spirituality, African polygamy, Maya mythology, and sacraments and society. Adams teaches at Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Salamone teaches anthropology and sociology at Iona College. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Women Families And Feminist Politics

Author: Kate Conway-Turner
Publisher: Routledge
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Women Families And Feminist Politics from the Author: Kate Conway-Turner. Looking at women and their roles within families in the context of ethnic traditions, religion and culture, this book brings a global feminist perspective and critical understanding to bear on some of the central issues of women's lives, including family formation, population and reproduction, work, violence against women and health. Glossary; bibliography.