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The future of marriage

Author: David Blankenhorn
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"David Blankenhorn offers a new argument in the debate over same-sex marriage: that it would essentially deny all children, not just the children of same-sex couples, their birthright to their own mother and father. If we change marriage, we change parenthood - for all families. Altering marriage to accommodate same-sex couples would mean weakening in culture and eliminating in law the idea that children need both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Blankenhorn, David.
Future of marriage.
New York : Encounter Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608404121
Online version:
Blankenhorn, David.
Future of marriage.
New York : Encounter Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608803738
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Blankenhorn
ISBN: 1594030812 9781594030819
OCLC Number: 70883092
Description: 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. What is marriage? --
2. Prehistory --
3. The river valleys --
4. The Trobriand Islands --
5. What marriage is --
6. Deinstitutionalize marriage? --
7. Goods in conflict --
8. Determining marriage's fate --
Appendix : Topics in the anthropology of kinship --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: David Blankenhorn.
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What exactly is marriage to which gay and lesbian activists are seeking access? Why do we have it in the first place? Where did it come from? What is it for? How is it changing? This book confronts  Read more...

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