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Author Blankenhorn, David.

Title The future of marriage / David Blankenhorn
Edition First edition
Published New York : Encounter Books, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (325 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary The idea of this book began in a conversation David Blankenhorn had with the president of Freedom to Marry, a group advocating equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. This man asked Blankenhorn, a leading figure in the "marriage movement," to endorse his group's objectives. Feeling a bit defensive, Blankenhorn replied, "Every child deserves a mother and a father." The Future of Marriage is the result of that conversation. In their current demands, Blankenhorn points out, gay and lesbian leaders are not asking for marriage with an adjective in front of it, but marriage itself. So in that se
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Marriage -- History.
Same-sex marriage.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006025736
ISBN 1594033595 (electronic bk.)
9781594033599 (electronic bk.)