Polygamy in Primetime

Author: Janet Bennion
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781611682960
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

A provocative look at the costs and benefits of polygamy among western fundamentalist Mormon women

Gender Religion and Family Law

Author: Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781611683271
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

Groundbreaking theoretical and legal approaches to resolving conflicts between gender equality and cultural practices

Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes

Author: Samia Bano
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
ISBN: 9781512600360
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Law

Recently, new methods of dispute resolution in matters of family law-such as arbitration, mediation, and conciliation-have created new forms of legal culture that affect minority communities throughout the world. There are now multiple ways of obtaining restitution through nontraditional alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. For some, the emergence of ADRs can be understood as part of a broader liberal response to the challenges presented by the settlement of migrant communities in Western liberal democracies. Questions of rights are framed as "multicultural challenges" that give rise to important issues relating to power, authority, agency, and choice. Underpinning these debates are questions about the doctrine and practice of secularism, citizenship, belonging, and identity. Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes offers insights into how women's autonomy and personal decision-making capabilities are expressed via multiple formal and nonformal dispute-resolution mechanisms, and as part of their social and legal lived realities. It analyzes the specific ways in which both mediation and religious arbitration take shape in contemporary and comparative family law across jurisdictions. Demarcating lines between contemporary family mediation and new forms of religious arbitration, Bano illuminates the complexities of these processes across multiple national contexts.

Legalizing Plural Marriage

Author: Mark Goldfeder
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
ISBN: 9781611688368
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Law

Polygamous marriages are currently recognized in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although polygamy is technically illegal in the United States, it is practiced by members of some religious communities and a growing number of other "poly" groups. In the radically changing and increasingly multicultural world in which we live, the time has come to define polygamous marriage and address its legal feasibilities. Although Mark Goldfeder does not argue the right or wrong of plural marriage, he maintains that polygamy is the next step - after same-sex marriage - in the development of U.S. family law. Providing a road map to show how such legalization could be handled, he explores the legislative and administrative arguments which demonstrate that plural marriage is not as farfetched - or as far off - as we might think. Goldfeder argues not only that polygamy is in keeping with the legislative values and freedoms of the United States, but also that it would not be difficult to manage or administrate within our current legal system. His legal analysis is enriched throughout with examples of plural marriage in diverse cultural and historical contexts. Tackling the issue of polygamy in the United States from a legal perspective, this book will engage anyone interested in constitutional law, family law, or criminal law, along with sociologists and those who study gender and culture in modern times.

Women of Principle

Author: Janet Bennion
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195353005
Release Date: 1998-10-08
Genre: Social Science

This book offers an in-depth study of the female experience in one Mormon polygynous community, the Apostolic United Brethren. Women in such rigid, patriarchal religious groups are commonly portrayed as the oppressed, powerless victims of male domination. Janet Bennion shows, however, that the reality is far more complex. Many women converts are attracted to this group, and they are much more likely than male converts to remain there. Often these women are seeking improved socio-economic status for themselves and their children, as well as an escape from their marginalized status in the mainstream Mormon church. In the polygynous group women experience rapid assimilation, autonomy, and upward mobility. Bennion supports her study with narratives from the lives of women now living in the group--narratives that clearly reveal why many mainstream Mormon women are viewing polygyny as a viable alternative to the difficulties to single-motherhood, "spinsterhood," poverty, and emotional deprivation.

Citizenship Faith Feminism

Author: Jan Lynn Feldman
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781611680119
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

The first book to examine religious feminist activists in Israel, the U.S., and Kuwait

The Polygamy Question

Author: Janet Bennion
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9780874219975
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: History

The practice of polygamy occupies a unique place in North American history and has had a profound effect on its legal and social development. The Polygamy Question explores the ways in which indigenous and immigrant polygamy have shaped the lives of individuals, communities, and the broader societies that have engaged with it. The book also considers how polygamy challenges our traditional notions of gender and marriage and how it might be effectively regulated to comport with contemporary notions of justice. The contributors to this volume—scholars of law, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, and religious studies—disentangle diverse forms of polygamy and polyamory practiced among a range of religious and national backgrounds including Mormon and Muslim. They chart the harms and benefits these models have on practicing women, children, and men, whether they are independent families or members of coherent religious groups. Contributors also address the complexities of evaluating this form of marriage and the ethical and legal issues surrounding regulation of the practice, including the pros and cons of legalization. Plural marriage is the next frontier of North American marriage law and possibly the next civil rights battlefield. Students and scholars interested in polygamy, marriage, and family will find much of interest in The Polygamy Question. Contributors include Kerry Abrams, Martha Bailey, Lori Beaman, Janet Bennion, Jonathan Cowden, Shoshana Grossbard, Melanie Heath, Debra Majeed, Rose McDermott, Sarah Song, and Maura Irene Strassberg.

Reading the Bible as a Feminist

Author: Jennifer L. Koosed
Publisher: Brill Research Perspectives
ISBN: 9004348964
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Religion

This work provides a brief introduction to feminist interpretation of scripture. It situates feminist biblical scholarship within the broader feminist movement, recounts its origins in the academy, and then examines the ways it has influenced almost every type of biblical scholarship, whether historical, literary, or poststructural.


Author: Karen Lynn Davidson
Publisher: Deseret Book
ISBN: 1609089022
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Mormon women

Sexual Fluidity

Author: Lisa M Diamond
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674026241
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

Calls for new categories in sexual identity for women based on research that concludes that they tend to be attracted to the individual rather than gender and their sexuality fluctuates more than men, which stays fixed once established.

Fertility and Jewish Law

Author: Ronit Irshai
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781611682410
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness

A comprehensive comparative study of Jewish law on contemporary reproductive issues from a gender perspective

Modern Polygamy in the United States

Author: Cardell Jacobson
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780199746378
Release Date: 2011-03-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

"At last some light, not just heat, about America's new polygamy scandal, its roots and ramifications. Both well reasoned and well written, this book shows the people and the principles at stake. It will change how you think about both."--Kathleen Flake, Associate Professor of American Religious History, Vanderbilt University --Book Jacket.

Deviance and Risk on Holiday

Author: D. Briggs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137022400
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book represents the first attempt to step inside the holiday experience of young British tourists in San Antonio, Ibiza. Briggs' ethnographic study reveals the ugly truth about how and why they get involved in deviance and risk-taking when they go abroad, driven by self validation and a commodified social context.

The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy

Author: John Witte, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107101593
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Law

For more than 2,500 years, the Western tradition has embraced monogamous marriage as an essential institution for the flourishing of men and women, parents and children, society and the state. At the same time, polygamy has been considered a serious crime that harms wives and children, correlates with sundry other crimes and abuses, and threatens good citizenship and political stability. The West has thus long punished all manner of plural marriages and denounced the polygamous teachings of selected Jews, Muslims, Anabaptists, Mormons, and others. John Witte, Jr carefully documents the Western case for monogamy over polygamy from antiquity until today. He analyzes the historical claims that polygamy is biblical, natural, and useful alongside modern claims that anti-polygamy laws violate personal and religious freedom. While giving the pro and con arguments a full hearing, Witte concludes that the Western historical case against polygamy remains compelling and urges Western nations to hold the line on monogamy.