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House Rules

Changing Families, Evolving Norms, and the Role of the Law

February 1, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780774867405
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Description

The paradigm of family has shifted rapidly and dramatically, from nuclear unit to diverse constellations of intimacy. At the same time, some norms resist change, such as women's continuing role as primary care providers despite their increased uptake of paid work. This tension between transformation and stasis in family arrangements has an impact on economic, emotional, and legal aspects of daily life.

House Rules critically explores the intertwining of norms and laws that govern familial relationships. The authors in this incisive collection engage with four countries - Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan - and expose the ingrained and unsettled norms that affect families and the law's role in regulating them.

Over recent decades, the law has struggled to adjust to transformations in what typifies the structures and practices of family life. House Rules provides tools to analyze those difficulties and, ultimately, to design laws to better respond to ongoing change and avoid entrenching inequalities.

About this Author

Erez Aloni is an associate professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. His work has appeared in publications such as the UCLA Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the National Taiwan University Law Review, the Washington Law Review, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy. With Régine Tremblay, he is the faculty coeditor of the Canadian Journal of Family Law.

Régine Tremblay is an assistant professor and the director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Quebec Bar and her work has appeared in English and French in publications such as the Supreme Court Law Review, the Canadian Journal of Family Law, and the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. She coauthored the second edition of the Private Law Dictionary and Bilingual Lexicon - Family/Dictionnaire de droit privé et lexiques bilingues - Les familles and coedited Les intraduisibles en droit civil. With Erez Aloni, she is faculty coeditor of the Canadian Journal of Family Law.

Contributors: Nicola Barker, Hélène Belleau, Chao-Ju Chen, Brenda Cossman, Alison Diduck, Julianna Ivanyi, Allison Anna Tait, Rachel Treloar, Adam Vanzella-Yang, Wanda Wiegers

ISBN: 9780774867405
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Law and Society
Pages: 384
Publisher: UBC Press
Published: 2023-02-01

Reviews

"This volume is much needed, offering a diverse set of scholars writing on the most pressing issues of our time for Canadian families."

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