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Not The Marrying Kind

A Feminist Critique of Same-Sex Marriage

Authors: Barker, N.

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Not the Marrying Kind is a new and comprehensive exploration of the contemporary same-sex marriage debates in several jurisdictions including Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. It departs from much of the existing scholarship on same-sex marriage, which argues either for or against marriage for same-sex couples. Instead, this book begins from a critical analysis of the institution of marriage itself (as well as separate forms of relationship recognition, such as civil partnership, PaCS, domestic partnership) and asks whether and how feminist critiques of marriage might be applied specifically to same-sex marriage. In doing this, the author combines the theories of second wave feminism with insights from contemporary queer theory.

About the authors

Nicola Barker is a Senior Lecturer at Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK.

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Barker's book is the best of the lot and essential reading for anyone seriously engaged in thinking about same-sex marriage.' - Ruthann Robson, Constitutional Law Prof Blog, Law Professor Blogs Network

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Not The Marrying Kind
Book Subtitle
A Feminist Critique of Same-Sex Marriage
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37972-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230379725
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-34803-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 248
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