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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Alone Together: Law and the Meanings of Marriage

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ISBN13: 9780195110036
ISBN: 019511003X
Published: April 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



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Contemporary marriage involves complex notions of both connection and freedom. On the one hand, spouses are members of a shared community, while on the other they are discrete individuals with their own distinct interests. This book explores the ways in which law seeks to accommodate tensions between commitment and freedom in marriage. Milton Regan suggests that only close attention to context can guide us in deciding what weight to assign to each dimension of spousal identity in a given setting. This interdisciplinary work has relevance to family law, family studies, feminist legal theory, and the debate between liberal and communitarian social theorists.