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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
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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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
6. The demographic transition—centrepiece of demography

6. The demographic transition—centrepiece of demography  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0006
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9780198725732
The demographic transition is regarded as a centrepiece of demography. It is the series of changes that occur as countries evolve from a stable state of high mortality and high fertility to ... More
1. Ageing, a brief history

1. Ageing, a brief history  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0001
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9780198725329
How has the construct of ageing, and attitudes towards it, changed over time? How have human beings from various historical epochs, cultures, and perspectives viewed ageing? What impact ... More
8. Creation and the Trinity

8. Creation and the Trinity  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0008
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9780192854520
As Augustine finished the Confessions, he started thinking about two topics which were to occupy him over many years: the exegesis of the first three chapters of Genesis and the doctrine of ... More
4. Sexuality

4. Sexuality  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775994
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192804570
The common perception of the Buddhist attitude towards sexuality is that Buddhism has a more liberated attitude than Christianity. ‘Sexuality’ examines this perception and sheds light on ... More

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