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Description - Family Life and the Law by Rebecca Probert

This book brings a modern critical approach to bear on the broad range of subjects that used to constitute 'family law.' A key consideration in this collection is the way in which law itself is premised upon, constructing a particular image of the family. By bringing different areas of law together, Probert et al suggest it is possible to explore how differing ideas about 'the family' inform different areas of law. This approach allows Family Life and the Law to analyze the extent to which the law is consistent and/or inconsistent in its concept and treatment of the family across and within disciplines. The book is particularly timely in view of the passage of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the implications of which reverberate throughout family law and allied disciplines, and the current reconsideration of the position of cohabiting couples.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754647607
ISBN-10: 0754647609
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rebecca Probert

Rebecca Probert is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick, UK. Rebecca Probert, Anne Barlow, Sharon Cowan, Jacqueline Hodgson, Rachael Mulheron, Chris Barton, Nick Wikeley, David Salter, Graham Moffat, Ann Stewart, Judith Masson, Helen Toner, Dallal Stevens, Clare McGlynn.

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