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Not The Marrying Kind: A Feminist Critique of Same-Sex Marriage

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A comprehensive exploration of current same-sex marriage debates in Australia, Canada, South Africa, the UK and the US, providing a critical analysis of the institution of marriage asking whether and how feminist critiques might apply to same-sex marriage and combining theories of second wave feminism with insights from contemporary queer theory.
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published April 15th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published February 23rd 2012)
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Jul 17, 2014 rated it liked it
A competent, well-sourced, proudly second-wave attack on the institution of marriage, with marriage equality in particular not exempted. Barker is a UK-based legal theorist, which affects her sociology and to some extent her sourcing (the Leeds Revolutionary Feminist Group shows up a fair bit; US legal precedent, not so much). There's nothing particularly groundbreaking here, but it's good to have such a clear overview of the radical critiques ready to hand.
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Nicola Barker is a lecturer at the School of Law, University of Reading, UK.
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