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Changing Contours of Domestic Life, Family and Law: Caring and Sharing

Edited by: Anne Bottomley, Simone Wong

ISBN13: 9781841139036
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

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Drawing from a wide range of material and socio-legal methods, this collection brings together original essays, written by internationally renowned scholars, investigating emerging patterns in the shape and form of the legal regulation of domestic relations.

Taking as a focus the theme of 'caring and sharing', the collection includes chapters which reflect on the changing contours of what we think of as 'domestic relations';

  • the impact which legal recognition carries in making visible some relationships rather than others;
  • the potential for normative values carried within patterns of legal recognition and regulation;
  • intersections between private law and public policy; the role of private law in the allocation of responsibility and privilege;
  • the differential impact of seemingly progressive policies on economically vulnerable or socially marginal groupings;
  • tensions between family law models and models carried within other fields of private law;
  • and, unusually, architectures in law and the built environment designed to facilitate broader accounts of domestic relationships.
This thoughtful, provocative and wide-ranging collection will be a must for anyone, whatever their discipline background, interested in the insights and potential offered by a fresh engagement with the complexity of domestic relations and the law.

Family Law
Introduction Changing Contours of Domestic Life, Family and Law: Caring and Sharing ANNE BOTTOMLEY AND SIMONE WONG
2. Making Kin: Relationality and Law CAROL SMART

Part I Property Division in Couple Relationships
3. Property and Couple Relationships: What Does Community of Property Have to Offer English Law? ANNE BARLOW
4. Caring and Sharing: Interdependency as a Basis for Property Redistribution? SIMONE WONG

Part II What Is Fair and to Whom?
5. Relationship Fairness ALISON DIDUCK
6. Taking Spousal Status into Account for Tax Purposes: The Pitfalls and Penalties CLAIRE FL YOUNG

Part III Heteronormativity and Marriage Fundamentalism
7. Marriage or Naught? Marriage and Unmarried Cohabitation in Canada SUSAN B BOYD AND CINDY L BALDASSI
8. Same-Sex Immigration: Domestication and Homonormativity NAN SEUFFERT

Part IV Pushing at the Contours of Domestic Relationships
9. 'They shall be simple in their homes ...': The Many Dimensions of the Idea and Practices of Co-operative Housing ANNE BOTTOMLEY
10. Intentional Communities and Care-giving: Co-Housing Possibilities SUSAN SCOTT HUNT