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From Partners to Parents : The Second Revolution in Family Law - June Carbone

From Partners to Parents

The Second Revolution in Family Law

Hardcover Published: 22nd September 2000
ISBN: 9780231111164
Number Of Pages: 320

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Examining the substantial changes that have occurred in families, family research, and family law over the last twenty years, this volume describes a paradigm shift in the legal and social regulation of the family from an emphasis on partners' relationships with each other to an emphasis on parents' relationships to their children. In this model, custody has replaced fault as the most important determination made at divorce, and marital status is supplanted by financial and emotional maturity as the indicia of responsible parenthood. The most significant remaining challenge, according to June Carbone, is the need to remake the relationship between adults in such a way that it makes fulfillment of their obligations to children possible.

Carbone's broadly interdisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, law, philosophy, and feminism -- as well as references to popular culture, from "Doonesbury" to "Grace Under Fire" -- serves as an intellectual survey of family research and of the major theoretical approaches to the family. She evaluates historical, sociological, and psychological research to show how family change is part of a long-term response to changing industrial organization, and to assess the impact of changing family form on children.

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"Describes a paradigm shift in the legal and social regulation of the family from an emphasis on partners' relationships with each other to an emphasis on parents' relationships to their children." -- Family Therapy

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: From Partners to Parents--The Second Revolution in Family Lawp. xi
From Partners to Parents: The Philosophical Divide
Economics and the Family: Reformulating the Old Orderp. 3
Feminism and Political Theory: The Traditional Family and Its Discontentsp. 10
Feminism and Economics: Becker Meets Okinp. 16
Law, Public Policy, and the Feminism of Differencep. 20
Liberal Feminism vs. the Feminism of Difference: Or, The Huxtables vs. Grace Under Firep. 25
Fineman and Becker: Feminism vs. Economicsp. 30
Morality, Family, and the Statep. 35
What Is the Purpose of Family Policy? Galston vs. Fineman--with the Others Watching from the Sidelinesp. 42
Conclusionp. 48
From Partners to Parents: The Empirical Debate
History and the Making of the Modern Family (with Apologies to Edward Shorter)p. 55
Race, Class, and Controversyp. 67
What Did Happen? Economics Revisitedp. 85
Economics and History: The Chapter Yet to Be Writtenp. 98
And What About the Children?p. 111
Conclusionp. 123
From Partners to Parents: The Legal Revolution
The Meaning of Marriagep. 133
Partnership Revisitedp. 144
Child Support and the Parenthood Draftp. 154
The Remaking of Fatherhoodp. 164
Child Custody at Divorce: Ground Zero in the Gender Warsp. 180
Welfare Reform and the Permissibility of Motherhoodp. 195
Renegotiating Childhoodp. 211
Conclusion: From Partners to Parents--The Unfinished Revolutionp. 227
Appendixp. 243
Notesp. 249
Bibliographyp. 311
Copyright and Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 323
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780231111164
ISBN-10: 0231111169
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd September 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61

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