The Ties That Bind Routledge Revivals

The Ties That Bind  Routledge Revivals

First published in 1984, this book explores the idea that the law is a major source of women's oppression.

Author: Carol Smart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415644852

Category: Law

Page: 273

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First published in 1984, this book made an important and timely contribution to the development of the idea that the law is a major source of women's oppression. Based on research of the theory and practice of family law, it examines the way in which private law operates to sustain, reproduce and reinforce the dependence of women in the most private of spheres, namely marriage. The author focuses on the point of break down or divorce, where the economic vulnerability of women caused by marriage and the sexual division of labour is most clearly expressed. She points to the way in which the law, while mitigating the worst excesses of men's power over women in marriage, has consistently failed to tackle the economic structure of marriage and women's fundamental material vulnerability inside the family. She confronts various myths on divorce legislation in Britain and discusses alternative feminist proposals for tackling the problems caused by women's economic dependence in marriage. Although Smart writes in 1984, many of the issues she discusses retain their significance in today's society.
Categories: Law

The Ties That Bind Routledge Revivals

The Ties That Bind  Routledge Revivals

Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations Carol Smart ... DOI: 10.4324/9780203078884-4 [T] he state, through family law and legislation on matters of sexual morality plays a central role in monitoring and controlling ...

Author: Carol Smart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136157547

Category: Law

Page: 248

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First published in 1984, this book made an important and timely contribution to the development of the idea that the law is a major source of women’s oppression. Based on research of the theory and practice of family law, it examines the way in which private law operates to sustain, reproduce and reinforce the dependence of women in the most private of spheres, namely marriage. The author focuses on the point of break down or divorce, where the economic vulnerability of women caused by marriage and the sexual division of labour is most clearly expressed. She points to the way in which the law, while mitigating the worst excesses of men’s power over women in marriage, has consistently failed to tackle the economic structure of marriage and women’s fundamental material vulnerability inside the family. She confronts various myths on divorce legislation in Britain and discusses alternative feminist proposals for tackling the problems caused by women’s economic dependence in marriage. Although Smart writes in 1984, many of the issues she discusses retain their significance in today’s society.
Categories: Law

Duelling the Russian Cultural Imagination and Masculinity in Crisis

Duelling  the Russian Cultural Imagination  and Masculinity in Crisis

Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society. Oxon: Routledge, pp. 140–152. ... The Ties That Bind (Routledge Revivals): Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations. 1st ed. London: Routledge. Smyrniw, W., 1985.

Author: Amanda DiGioia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000203721

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book, written from a feminist perspective, uses the focus of duelling to discuss the nature of masculinity in Russia. It traces the development of duelling and masculinity historically from the time of Peter the Great onwards, considers how duelling and masculinity have been represented in both literature and film and assesses the high emphasis given in Soviet times to gender equality, arguing that this was a failed experiment that ran counter to Russian tradition. It examines how duelling continues to be a feature of life in contemporary Russia and relates the situation in Russia to wider scholarship on the nature of masculinity more generally. Overall, the book contends that Russia’s valuing of a strong, militaristic form of masculinity is a major problem.
Categories: Social Science

Unsettling Science and Religion

Unsettling Science and Religion

Carol Smart, The Ties That Bind (Routledge Revivals): Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations (New York: Routledge, 2013). 7. Alex Carr Johnson, “How to Queer Ecology* One Goose at a Time.

Author: Lisa Stenmark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498556422

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This volume extends the insights of queer theory in order to unsettle or “queer” our understandings of “religion,” “science,” and the relationship between them. It asks how queer religion, science, and philosophy can and/or should be as a way to continue our conversations and explorations of the world in which we live.
Categories: Religion

Managing Modernity

Managing Modernity

What the law giveth , it also taketh away : female - specific defences to criminal liability ' . ... London : Routledge and Kegan Paul . ... The Ties that Bind : Law , Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal relations .

Author: Matt Matravers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415348056

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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In the last thirty years, the USA and the UK have witnessed a profound change in the way in which we think about and respond to crime and social control. Crime has become part of everyday life as, for many citizens, has imprisonment. Managing Modernity brings together criminologists, social theorists, and philosophers to consider what explains these changes and what they tell us about ourselves and the way in which we live. The authors consider the pervasive, the obvious, and the covert ways in which crime and social order have come to structure social discourses and social life, from mass imprisonment to zero tolerance, to on-the-spot fines. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).
Categories: Political Science

Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice

Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice

Scoular, J, 'The Revival of Equitable Doctrine in Scots Law— a Space for Gender Concerns?' in ScottHunt, S and Lim, ... Smart, C, T he Ties That Bind: Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations (Routledge 1984).

Author: Sharon Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782255598

Category: Law

Page: 200

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This book provides an alternative perspective on an issue fraught with difficulty – the enforcement of prenuptial agreements. Such agreements are enforced because the law acknowledges the rights of spouses to make autonomous decisions about the division of their property on divorce. Yet this book demonstrates that, in the attempt to promote autonomy, other issues, such as imbalance of power between the parties, become obscured. This book offers an academic and practical analysis of the real impact of prenuptial agreements on the relationships of those involved. Using a feminist and contractual theoretical framework, it attempts to produce a more nuanced understanding of the autonomy exercised by parties entering into prenuptial agreements. This book also draws on an empirical study of the experiences and views of practitioners skilled in the formation and litigation of prenuptial agreements in New York. Lastly, it explores how the court might address concerns regarding power and autonomy during the drafting and enforcement processes of prenuptial agreements, which in turn may enhance the role that 'prenups' can play in the judicial allocation of spousal property on the breakdown of marriage.
Categories: Law

Gender Issues in Government Minority Development Policies

Gender Issues in Government Minority Development Policies

Rural Marketing in China : Repression and Revival , " China Quarterly , ( 1986 ) , 103 : 394 413 . Smart , Carol The Ties that Binds : Law , Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations ( New York ...

Author: Ga Wu

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025969382

Category: Minorities

Page: 974

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Categories: Minorities