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Undercurrents of Divorce

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Edited by: Day Sclater

ISBN13: 9781840147339
ISBN: 1840147334
Published: April 1999
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



In this book, the author claims that despite considerable comment in the press and in academia, by professionals and by politicians, about divorce reform and the post-divorce family, much has been left unsaid.;There are ""undercurrents"" of divorce which are not visible and not discussed because they do not fit into a dominant discursive framework for talk about divorce. This book aims to bring these undercurrents to the surface and, in that process, seeks to do two things: to explain how and why aspects of divorce, and the lives of those divorcing, have become marginalized in professional and political discussion; and to make visible the practical and legal effects of such exclusion.

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Subjects:
Family Law
Contents:
Part 1 Introduction: the Family Law Act 1996 in context.
Part 2 Children and parents: in whose best interests? theorizing family life following parental separation or divorce; children and divorce - a private affair?; the wishes and feelings of the child; contact, conflict and risk.
Part 3 Husbands and wives: from women's emancipation to sex war? heterosexuality and the politics of divorce; divorce - a psychodynamic perspective; experiences of divorce; divorce and domestic violence; dividing the family assets.
Part 4 Conclusions: changing divorce.