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Family Matters Readings on Family Lives and the Law

ISBN-10: 1565840429

ISBN-13: 9781565840423

Edition: N/A

Authors: Martha Minow

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Martha Minow is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Introduction
What Is a Family?
Images of Family As Haven, Family As Hell
Blood Relations
Royal Beatings
Definitions of Family: Who's In, Who's Out, and Who Decides
The New Family
Personal Kindreds
Danny in Transit
Friends At Last
Entering families: Fact or Law?
Becoming a Parent
Choosing Parenthood
Hand-Me-Down Dreams
Pregnant on Purpose
Adoption
A Market for Babies
Where Do Black Children Belong?: The Politics of Race-Matching in Adoption
Comment on "Where Do Black Children Belong?"
New Reproductive Technologies
Do New Reproductive Techniques Threaten the Family?
Inside the Surrogate Industry
Foster Care
Why Should I Give My Baby Back?
Foster Care and the Politics of Compassion
Mothering vs. Fathering
Night Pieces: For a Child
Justice, Gender, and the Family
Pregnancy Leave Discriminates Against Men!
The New Father
Who May Marry?
An Impossible Marriage: Slave Law and Family Law
Some Complicating Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage
Most Like an Arch this Marriage
Cohabiting Without Marriage
Deconstructing Contract Doctrine
Into the Badlands
Violence and Neglect
Violence in Families, Neglect by the State
Intimate Violence
Violence in Intimate Relationships
Social Policy and Elder Abuse
"Words and the Door to the Land of Change": Law, Language, and Family Violence, part one
Neglect by Families, Violence by the State
I Stand Here Ironing
Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged
No Name Maddox, Case History of Charles Manson
Race, Gender and Violence Against Women
Making an Issue of Child Abuse
Responding to Violence and Neglect
For Shelter and Beyond
Welcome and Rules
Women's Experience and the Problem of Transition
"Words and the Door to the Land of Change": Law, Language, and Family Violence, part two
Debates Over "State Intervention"
The Myth of State Intervention in the Family
Medical Treatment Decisions
A Reckoning
As Family Protests, Hospital Seeks an End to Woman's Life Support
Guardianship of Phillip Becker
Pact on Custody Leads to Surgery
Representing Lesbians
Family Break-Up and Reorganization
Why Should the State Care?
Epilogue: The Pursuit of Happiness
But Where Are The Men
New Family Car
Consider the Consequences: Review of Lenore Weitzman's The Divorce Revolution
Child Custody, Visitation, and Support
The Politics of Family Law
Cultural Perspectives on Child Welfare
Child Support and Visitation: Rethinking the Connections
Justifying the Continued Use of Jail
Family Structure, Black Unemployment and American Social Policy
Access to Lawyers, Access to Court, Access to Law
Northside Secretarial Service: Charge of Unauthorized Practice
Lawyers and Legal Consciousness: Law Talk in the Divorce Lawyer's Office
Pro Se Divorce: A Strategy for Empowering Women
Alternatives to Court, Alternatives to Law, Alternatives to Family Law
The New Mediators
Divorce Mediation: A Critical Overview
Dominant Discourse, Professional Language, and Legal Change in Child Custody Decision-Making
The Anti-Social Family
Love Is Not The Problem