The Power of Government in Marriage

The Power of Government in Marriage BOOKS IN REVIEW Nancy F. Cott The contributors' characterizations of the public/private tenTo track public involvement in marriage historically, to make sions and paradoxes of the marriage institution here remind me governmental intents to maintain or regulate marriage visible at of the fable of the seven blind men and the elephant. Positioned the federal level as well as in the states, and also to parse the all around the animal's bulk, each man felt a very different part-- meanings of these policies over time--that seemed worthwhile the tail, the tusk, the leg--and described the whole animal to me. I thought it would shed some light on the persistence of accordingly. Like an elephant, the hulking institution of margender inequality. The impacts of feminism and of the sexual riage is nothing if not a composite of different size elements of revolution have been profound over the last 35 years, causing several shapes and textures. It has political, social, economic, demographic and moral shifts all over the industrialized world legal, and emotional contents--and meanings and consequences and promising equalitarian relationships between women and that operate in many different arenas. Even more curiously, the men--yet worldwide, male dominance rather than gender http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

The Power of Government in Marriage

The Good Society, Volume 11 (3) – Aug 1, 2002

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BOOKS IN REVIEW Nancy F. Cott The contributors' characterizations of the public/private tenTo track public involvement in marriage historically, to make sions and paradoxes of the marriage institution here remind me governmental intents to maintain or regulate marriage visible at of the fable of the seven blind men and the elephant. Positioned the federal level as well as in the states, and also to parse the all around the animal's bulk, each man felt a very different part-- meanings of these policies over time--that seemed worthwhile the tail, the tusk, the leg--and described the whole animal to me. I thought it would shed some light on the persistence of accordingly. Like an elephant, the hulking institution of margender inequality. The impacts of feminism and of the sexual riage is nothing if not a composite of different size elements of revolution have been profound over the last 35 years, causing several shapes and textures. It has political, social, economic, demographic and moral shifts all over the industrialized world legal, and emotional contents--and meanings and consequences and promising equalitarian relationships between women and that operate in many different arenas. Even more curiously, the men--yet worldwide, male dominance rather than gender

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