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Introduction

in Family, Law, and Community

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780226074993
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226075020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226075020.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to discuss the interplay of norms and families from a number of perspectives. The book will tie theoretical and empirical observations to subjects of current law reform as varied as cohabitation, custody, grandparent visitation, payment for household work, and domestic violence. An overview of its three parts is also presented.

Keywords: norms; families; law reform; cohabitation; custody; grandparent visitation; household work; domestic violence

Chapter.  1720 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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