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.

Fertility and Jewish Law

Author: Ronit Irshai
Publisher: Brandeis Series on Gender, Cul
ISBN: NYPL:33433106368453
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

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

When Happily Ever After Ends

Author: Karen A Covy
Publisher: SphinxLegal
ISBN: 9781572485488
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Divorce is tough. It's filled with painful emotions that can stop you in your tracks. But what you are feeling right now does not have to take over your life. When Happily Ever After Ends shows you how to regain control. It empowers you to look at yourself and your situation, and find a way through this time that will leave you financially sound and legally protected. By gaining an understanding of the three universal laws of every divorce, you can walk through this process with your head held high and dignity intact, and emerge a strong and healthy person. With When Happily Ever After Ends, you can- - Master the seven principles of negotiation - Craft a settlement that gets you what you want - Navigate through the litigation process knowledgeably-not in fear - Create a financial plan that you can live with - Learn better ways to cope when dealing with an ex There is no magical fix and you can't bury your head in the sand. However, there is a clear path with a true end in sight, and the knowledge this book provides can make you BE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE.

My Awakening

Author: David Ernest Duke
Publisher: Free Speech Books
ISBN: 1892796007
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography


The Death of the West

Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429902418
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Political Science

The national bestseller that shocked the nation--The Death of the West is an unflinching look at the increasing decline in Western culture and power. The West is dying. Collapsing birth rates in Europe and the U. S., coupled with population explosions in Africa, Asia and Latin America are set to cause cataclysmic shifts in world power, as unchecked immigration swamps and polarizes every Western society and nation. The Death of the West details how a civilization, culture, and moral order are passing away and foresees a new world order that has terrifying implications for our freedom, our faith, and the preeminence of American democracy. The Death of the West is a timely, provocative study that asks the question that quietly troubles millions: Is the America we grew up in gone forever?

The American People

Author: Gary B. Nash
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134584104
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: History

For courses in U.S. History An accessible social history of the U.S. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Concise Edition examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of diverse Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. Retaining the hallmark accessible narrative and eloquent prose of previous editions, the Eighth Edition offers new and updated content that engages students and ensures an up-to-date learning experience. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.

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.

Eliza

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


Morals and Markets

Author: D. Friedman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137331526
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Friedman and McNeill draw on recent research in evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to explore the relationship between our moral codes and our market systems. They show how imbalance between morals and markets is at the root of the recent corporate scandals in the US as well as the global financial crisis the world continues to face.

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.