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Introduction

Introduction  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0001
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9780199668526
The Introduction looks at the situation in which family law finds itself today. The foundation of family life — marriage, parenthood, and childhood — has been undergoing rapid ... More
1. Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation

1. Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0002
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9780199668526
‘Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation’ examines the changes that have recently taken place in the composition and nature of the family unit and asks: what is a family? Over recent ... More
7. Civil injuries and the law of torts

7. Civil injuries and the law of torts  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0007
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9780199766000
‘Civil injuries and the law of torts’ explains that tort law's identity as a discrete field was initially associated with the rise and expansion of negligence as a standard of civil ... More
7. From monk to family man

7. From monk to family man  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0007
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9780199574339
The Reformation was borne out of the crucial disputes of the era. For reformers, the right of clergy to marry would avert the hypocrisy of sexual practices of clergy living under the vow of ... More
4. Fernando Seeks a Wife: Sex and Blood

4. Fernando Seeks a Wife: Sex and Blood  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

in Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776335
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0005
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9780192853462
‘Fernando Seeks a Wife’ examines the ways in which human beings form social ties through ties of blood and marriage. Using examples from the Mixtec and Dou Donggo, the importance of ... More
5. The shaping of modern Sikhism

5. The shaping of modern Sikhism  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191807633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0005
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9780198745570
Contemporary Sikhism was formed by the views of a group of influential intellectuals and political activists. The intellectuals were the 18th-century Tat (pure) Khalsa, and they presented ... More
6. Nineteenth-century Utah

6. Nineteenth-century Utah  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0006
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9780195310306
After Smith's death the movement split, the largest group being led by Brigham Young. Throughout the 19th century, Utah was the destination of more than 80,000 Mormons who migrated from the ... More
4. Politics and society

4. Politics and society  

A. C. Grayling

in Russell: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775659
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802583.003.0004
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9780192802583
‘Politics and society’ considers Russell's thinking about morality, politics, ethics, and society as outlined in Human Society in Ethics and Politics and the shocking Marriage and Morals, a ... More
7. The Future of Quakerism

7. The Future of Quakerism  

Pink Dandelion

in The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776915
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.003.0007
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9780199206797
‘The future of Quakerism’ summarizes the differences between the three Quaker traditions and explores the future prospects of each as well as Quakerism as a whole. Evangelical, ... More
8. Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood

8. Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
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9780191785245
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0008
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9780199665563
‘Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood’ explains that as adolescents start to become reproductively mature at puberty, interest in sexual behaviour and ... More
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Ageing: A Very Short Introduction  

Nancy A. Pachana

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.001.0001
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9780198725329
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction discusses the lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning involved in ageing. Increased lifespans have ... More
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Federalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.001.0001
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9780190900052
Federalism: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the principles and operations of federalism, the political system defined by power sharing between a ... More
Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Steve Bruce

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191861826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.001.0001
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9780198822967
Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, education, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, Sociology: A Very Short Introduction explores ... More
10. Behaviour

10. Behaviour  

E. P. Sanders

in Paul: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776755
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854513.003.0010
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9780192854513
‘Behaviour’ considers Paul's moral perfectionism. By examining how Paul dealt with behaviour, more illustrations of how he both upheld the law and maintained that Christians were not under ... More
10. The mysteries

10. The mysteries  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0010
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chapter
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9780190883270
The Orthodox church has blessings and ceremonies for every occasion, but among the various rites of the church, seven have taken on a special significance. ‘The mysteries’ describes these ... More
Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Family Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Herring

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.001.0001
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book
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9780199668526
Family Law: A Very Short Introduction provides insight not only into what family law is, but why it is the way it is. How have laws had to respond to social changes in family ... More
1. Before sexuality

1. Before sexuality  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777196
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0002
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9780199298020
The ancients did not define themselves in terms of their sexual identities. The idea of classifying people according to sexual partner would have seemed bizarre to them. Sexual culture ... More
2. Is multiculturalism bad for women?

2. Is multiculturalism bad for women?  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199546039
Suggesting that multiculturalism might be bad for women may seem odd given that multiculturalism originated around the same time as feminism. In fact there is no reason why claims for ... More
Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.001.0001
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book
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9780199943524
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. It defines and enriches culture, but what is ritual? What are the various kinds of ritual? Is ritual tradition bound and conservative or ... More
6. Making a Jewish home

6. Making a Jewish home  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199687350
What does a Jewish home look like? ‘Making a Jewish home’ looks at everyday Jewish life including objects in the home, books likely to be found in the home, education, kosher food, sexual ... More

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