Not The Marrying Kind A Feminist Critique of Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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A comprehensive exploration of current same-sex marriage debates in Australia, Canada, South Africa, the UK and the US, providing a critical analysis of the institution of marriage asking whether and how feminist critiques might apply to same-sex marriage and combining theories of second wave feminism with insights from contemporary queer theory.

Author Biography

NICOLA BARKER is a lecturer at the School of Law, University of Reading, UK.

Table of Contents

1. The Marriage Model
2. Different Institutions for Same-Sex Relationships: A Departure from the Marriage Model?
3. Same-Sex Marriage: Legislation and Litigation
4. Arguments for Same-Sex Marriage
5. Second-Wave Theories for Third Wave Families? Feminist Perspectives on (Same-Sex) Marriage
6. Of Outlaws and In-Laws: The 'Ambivalent Gift' of Legal Legitimation

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