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Yenor, Scott, 1970-
Family politics : the idea of marriage in modern political thought / Scott Yenor
Alternate Title Idea of marriage in modern political thought
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ518 .Y46 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Marriage -- History -- 19th century
Marriage -- History -- 20th century
Families -- History -- 19th century
Families -- History -- 20th century
Political science -- History -- 19th century
Political science -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xiv, 362 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-355) and index
Contents Nature, marital unity, and contract in modern political thought -- Pt. I. The ballast of nature and the ends of the family. Locke and the invention of the modern family -- Rousseau and the romance of family life -- Pt. II. The moving ballast of history. Hegel's modern marital unity : more than a contract, less than a sacrament -- In Hegel's shadow : French sociologists and positivist defenses of the family -- Pt. III. Liberation and the movement toward the family's end. The city and the soul mate : Mill's late liberal vision -- Marx, Engels, and the abolition of the family -- Freud, Russell, and the liberated family -- Feminism and the family -- Pt. IV. The old family and a new nature. Positivism supplemented : anatomy, evolution, and the family -- A second sailing? : recovering marital unity and the purposes of the family -- What is to be thought? : tensions and lessons

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