Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Marriage and Divorce (Hardcover)

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Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Marriage and Divorce examines the history of marriage and divorce and the role played by both institutions in the lives of citizens around the world. Using a broad range of detailed information and statistics from twenty-five countries, Rita J. Simon and Howard Altstein explore the regulations and customs surrounding marriage and divorce from a global perspective. Topics such as social restrictions on marriage, marriage and sexual identity, property transference, and child custody are discussed, with examples drawn from a wide range of cultures. The second book in the Global Perspectives series, Marriage and Divorce employs both sociological and anthropological techniques to address a variety of fascinating issues about the place of marriage and divorce in modern life. The volume serves as an interesting and valuable resource for anyone interested in these social institutions.

About the Author

Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. Howard Altstein is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780739105887
ISBN-10: 0739105884
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2003
Pages: 146
Language: English
Series: Global Perspectives on Social Issues