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Promises to keep : decline and renewal of marriage in America

Author: David Popenoe; Jean Bethke Elshtain; David Blankenhorn
Publisher: Lanham, Mar. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by prominent lawyers, theologians, social scientists, policy makers, and activists examines the reasons why the once-treasured institution of marriage has been steadily  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Popenoe; Jean Bethke Elshtain; David Blankenhorn
ISBN: 0847682307 9780847682300
OCLC Number: 757502067
Description: xii, 337 p
Contents: Part 1 The DecLine of Marriage Chapter 2 The Decline of Marriage as the Social Basis of Childrearing Chapter 3 Values, Attitudes, and the State of American Marriage Chapter 4 Myths of Marriage and Family Chapter 5 Comparative and Historical Perspectives on Marriage, Divorce, and Family Life Chapter 6 Decline of the Family: Conservative, Liberal, and Feminist Views Part 7 Religious, Legal, and Clinical Dimensions Chapter 8 Biology, Ethics, and Narrative in Christian Family Theory Chapter 9 Postmodern Family Law: Toward a New Model of Status Chapter 10 The Law and the Stability of Marriage: The Family as a Social Institution Chapter 11 Parenting from Separate Households Part 12 Rebuilding A Marriage Culture Chapter 13 Re-creating Marriage Chapter 14 Modern Marriage: Revising the Cultural Script Chapter 15 The Reinstitutionalization of Marriage: Political Theory and Public Policy Part 16 Marriage in America: A Report to the Nation Chapter 17 Marriage in America: A Report to the Nation Chapter 18 Afterword
Responsibility: edited by David Popenoe, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and David Blankenhorn.

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