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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Research Canons: Family Law and Children & the Law

Our next subject matter for the research canons project is Family Law and Children & the Law.  (See here for a discussion of the research canons project, including some newly added categories, dates, and links to previous installments.)  Please comment on the books and articles that are essential to a new academic in these fields.

Posted by Matt Bodie on October 3, 2006 at 07:23 AM in Research Canons | Permalink

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This isn't my specialty at all, but I'd imagine a couple pieces here might be: Robert Mnookin and Kornhauser's 1979 YLJ piece about bargaining divorce settlements in the shadow of the law, and Milton Regan's Va. L. Rev piece on spousal evidentiary privileges and the meanings of marriage (I can't say what influence Regan's piece has had, but when working on our "family ties" article, I learned a lot from Regan's piece).

Posted by: Dan Markel | Oct 3, 2006 9:16:22 AM

Martha Fineman, The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family

Nancy Cott, Public Vows

Lawrence Friedman, Dead Language: Divorce Law and Practice Before No-Fault

Reva Siegel, The Rule of Love: Wife Beating as Prerogative and Privacy

Michael Grossberg, Governing the Hearth

Dorothy Roberts, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare

Richard Banks, The Color of Desire: Fulfilling Adoptive Parent' Racial Preferences

Katharine Bartlett, Rethinking Parenthood as an Exclusive Status

Hendrik Hartog, Man and Wife in America: A History

Mnookin & Kornhauser, Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law

Frances Olsen, The Family and the Market: A Study of Ideology and Reform

Joan Williams, Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It

Susan Moller Okin, Justice, Gender, and the Family

Fineman & Karpin (eds), Mothers in Law, Feminist Theory and the Legal Regulation of Motherhood

Posted by: Family Law Prof. | Oct 3, 2006 5:08:31 PM

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