Law and Families

THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF ESSAYS ON LAW AND SOCIETY, Ashgate Publishing, p. 517, 2006

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 Last revised: 2 Dec 2009

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Susan B. Boyd

University of British Columbia Allard School of Law

Helen Rhoades

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This co-edited volume highlights important classic and contemporary works by law and society scholars who analyze the complex and often highly political relationship between law and families. Featuring authors from Australia, Canada, England and the United States, the volume looks at how socio-legal scholars think about families and the law, how law shapes family practices, the capacity of family law to deliver social justice and how family disputes are resolved. Topics such as law's role in recognizing spousal and parental relationships or promoting responsible behaviour or equality norms are covered and the relationship between law's assumptions and the lived realities of families is problematized. [It includes an introductory chapter co-authored by Boyd and Rhoades].

Keywords: Family law, Domestic relations, Sociological jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Boyd, Susan Barbara and Rhoades, Helen, Law and Families (2006). THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF ESSAYS ON LAW AND SOCIETY, Ashgate Publishing, p. 517, 2006 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1514101

Susan Barbara Boyd (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia Allard School of Law ( email )

1822 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Canada
604-822-8108 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.allard.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/susan-b-boyd-frsc

Helen Rhoades

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

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