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Loving Vs. Virginia in a Post-racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage

Edited by: Maillard Kevin Noble, Rose Cuison Villazor

ISBN13: 9780521147989
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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In 1967, the US Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in Loving vs. Virginia. Although this case promotes marital freedom and racial equality, there are still significant legal and social barriers to the free formation of intimate relationships. Marriage continues to be the sole measure of commitment, mixed relationships continue to be rare, and same-sex marriage is only legal in 6 out of 50 states. Most discussion of Loving celebrates the symbolic dismantling of marital discrimination. This book, however, takes a more critical approach to ask how Loving has influenced the 'loving' of America. How far have we come since then and what effect did the case have on individual lives?

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Introduction Kevin Noble Maillard and Rose Cuison Villazor

Part I. Explaining Loving vs. Virginia:
1. The legacy of Loving John DeWitt Gregory and Joanna L. Grossman

Part II. Historical Antecedents to Loving:
2. The 'love' of Loving Jason A. Gillmer
3. Loving in Indian territory: tribal miscegenation law in historical perspective Carla Pratt
4. American mestizo: Filipinos and antimiscegenation laws in California Leti Volpp
5. Perez vs. Sharp and the limits of Loving: race, marriage, and citizenship reconsidered R. A. Lenhardt

Part III. Loving and Interracial Relationships: Contemporary Challenges:
6. The road to Loving: the legacy of antimiscegenation law Kevin Noble Maillard
7. Love at the margins: the racialization of sex and the sexualization of race Camille A. Nelson
8. The crime of Loving: Loving, Lawrence, and beyond I. Bennett Capers
9. What's Loving got to do with it? Law shaping experience and experience shaping law Renee M. Landers
10. Fear of a 'Brown' planet or a new hybrid culture? Jacquelyn Bridgeman

Part IV. Considering the Limits of Loving:
11. Black pluralism in post-Loving America Taunya Lovell Banks
12. Multiracialism and reparations: accounting for political blackness Angelique Davis
13. Finding a Loving home Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Jacob Willig-Onwuachi

Part V. Loving outside the United States Borders:
14. Racially inadmissible wives Rose Cuison Villazor
15. Flying buttresses Nancy K. Ota
16. Crossing borders: Loving vs. Virginia as a story of migration Victor Romero

Part VI. Loving and Beyond: Marriage, Intimacy and Diverse Relationships:
17. Black vs. gay: centering LBGT people of color in civil marriage debates Adele Morrison
18. Forty years after Loving: a legacy of unintended consequences Rachel F. Moran
19. The end of marriage Tucker Culbertson
20. Afterword Peter Wallenstein.