After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

2016.05.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elizabeth Brake (ed.), After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships, Oxford University Press, 2016, 247pp., $29.95 (pbk),
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2016.05.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elizabeth Brake (ed.), After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships, Oxford University Press, 2016, 247pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190205089. Reviewed by Raja Halwani, School of the Art Institute of Chicago This short yet stimulating collection of nine new essays tackles questions surrounding marriage that remain even though, or because, same-sex marriage is on its way to becoming legal and fully accepted (at least in the western and some other parts of the world). The essays differ in their strength and incisiveness (though all are good), but all succeed in raising crucial questions about marriage. The first two essays tackle the issue of whether the state can remain neutral about the good life while also supporting marriage. Simon Căbulea May, in "Liberal Neutrality and Civil Marriage," argues that we should think of marriage as a presumptively permanent relationship: "a type of small-scale. . .

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