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Author Grossi, Renata, author.

Title Looking for love in the legal discourse of marriage / Renata Grossi.

Publication Info. Canberra ACT, Australia : Australian Nacional University Press, [2014]


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Contents Introduction -- 1. Love and marriage -- 2. The diminishing significance of sexual intercourse -- 3. The continuing importance of economic factors -- 4. The foregrounding of love in the same-sex marriage debate -- 5. Conclusion: law, love and marriage.
Summary This book examines the (in)visibility of romantic love in the legal discourse surrounding modern Australian marriage. It looks at how romantic love has become a core part of modernity, and a dominant part of the Western marriage discourse, and considers how the ideologies of romantic love are (or are not) replicated in the legal meaning of marriage. This examination raises two key issues. If love has become central to people's understanding of marriage, then it is important for the legitimacy of law that love is reflected in both the content and application of the law. More fundamentally, it requires us to reconsider how we understand law, and to ask whether it is engaged with emotions, or separate from them. Along the way this book also considers the meaning of love itself in contemporary society, and asks whether love is a radical force capable of breaking down conservative meanings embedded in institutions like marriage, or whether it simply mirrors them. This book will be of interest to everyone working on love, marriage and sexuality in the disciplines of law, sociology and philosophy.
Language English.
Subject Marriage.
Marriage law.
Husband and wife.
LAW -- Family Law -- Divorce & Separation.
Family law.
Family law: marriage and divorce.
Laws of Specific jurisdictions.
Love (OCoLC)fst01002769
Husband and wife. (OCoLC)fst00964385
Marriage. (OCoLC)fst01010443
Marriage law. (OCoLC)fst01010611
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781925021820 (electronic bk.)
1925021823 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000052964217
AU@ 000053564290
GBVCP 1008661791

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