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Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families, J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern

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Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families
Title
Intimate associations
Title remainder
the law and culture of American families
Statement of responsibility
J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern
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Language
eng
Summary
"The rise in divorce, cohabitation, single parenthood, and same-sex partnerships, along with an increase in surrogacy, adoption, and assisted reproductive technologies, has led to many diverse configurations of families, or intimate associations. J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern chart these trends over the past several decades and investigate their social, legal, and economic implications. Drawing upon a wealth of social science data, they show that, by a number of measures, children of married parents fare better than children in a household formed by cohabiting adults. This is not to condemn nontraditional families, but to point out that society and the law do not yet adequately provide for their needs. The authors applaud the ways in which courts and legislatures are beginning to replace rigid concepts of marriage and parenthood with the more flexible concept of "functional" family roles. In the conclusion, they call for a legal system that can adapt to the continually changing reality of family life"--
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DiFonzo, J. Herbie
Index
index present
LC call number
KF505
LC item number
.D54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stern, Ruth C.
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  • Domestic relations
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Family policy
  • LAW / Family Law / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
  • Domestic relations
  • Family policy
  • Human reproductive technology
  • United States
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Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families, J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-226) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American marriages yesterday -- How marriage became optional : cohabitation, gay marriage, and the continuing role of gender -- Luxury goods : the well-being of families -- The children of Baby M : alternative reproductive technologies and the remaking of contemporary families -- Parenthood in the 21st century : the evolving functional norms -- Unsafe havens, unplanned children, and future generations -- The uses of the law for contemporary families -- Conclusion : echoes in a canyon
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780472035380
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013025444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844155144
  • (OCoLC)ocn844155144
Label
Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families, J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American marriages yesterday -- How marriage became optional : cohabitation, gay marriage, and the continuing role of gender -- Luxury goods : the well-being of families -- The children of Baby M : alternative reproductive technologies and the remaking of contemporary families -- Parenthood in the 21st century : the evolving functional norms -- Unsafe havens, unplanned children, and future generations -- The uses of the law for contemporary families -- Conclusion : echoes in a canyon
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780472035380
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013025444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844155144
  • (OCoLC)ocn844155144

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