Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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In this radical critique, Professor O'Donovan challenges conventional textbooks which assume that marriage is the essential feature of family life and that the patriarchal unit remains dominant. She shows how the key players in family law discourse - women and children - are largely excluded and argues that it is the birth of children, rather than marriage, which is the constitutive element of the family.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 19.05mm | 294.84g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745305067
  • 9780745305066

About Katherine O'Donovan

Victoria Brittain lived and worked as a journalist in Washington, Nairobi, Saigon, Algiers and London, and has travelled extensively in Africa and the Middle East. She worked at the Guardian for 20 years. She is author of Death of Dignity: Angolaa (TM)s Civil War (1997), co-author of Moazzam Begga (TM)s Guantanamo memoir, Enemy Combatant (2006) and author and co-author of two verbatim plays.show more

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'Invaluable as a compendium of ideas, and as a starting point, for the longer term project of theorising family law' -- John Dewar, Hertford College, Oxford Universityshow more

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