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The Resource Butterfly, the bride : essays on law, narrative, and the family, Carol Weisbrod, (electronic resource)

Butterfly, the bride : essays on law, narrative, and the family, Carol Weisbrod, (electronic resource)

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Butterfly, the bride : essays on law, narrative, and the family
Title
Butterfly, the bride
Title remainder
essays on law, narrative, and the family
Statement of responsibility
Carol Weisbrod
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Language
eng
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DLC
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Weisbrod, Carol
Dewey number
809/.93355
LC call number
PN56.L33
LC item number
W43 1999
Series statement
Law, meaning, and violence
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  • Long, John Luther
  • Loti, Pierre
  • Law and literature
  • Legal stories
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Families in literature
  • Marriage in literature
  • Domestic relations
Summary expansion
Carol Weisbrod uses a variety of stories to raise important questions about how society, through law, defines relationships in the family. Beginning with a story most familiar from the opera Madame Butterfly , Weisbrod addresses issues such as marriage, divorce, parent-child relations and abuses, and non-marital intimate contact. Each chapter works with fiction or narratives inspired by biography or myth, ranging from the Book of Esther to the stories of Kafka. Weisbrod frames the book with running commentary on variations of the Madame Butterfly story, showing the ways in which fiction better expresses the complexities of intimate lives than does the language of the law. Butterfly, the Bride looks at law from the outside, using narrative to provide a fresh perspective on the issues of law and social structure---and individual responses to law. This book thoroughly explores relationships between inner and public lives by examining what is ordinarily classified as the sphere of private life---the world of family relationships. Carol Weisbrod is Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut. Her other books include The Boundaries of Utopia and Emblems of Pluralism
Label
Butterfly, the bride : essays on law, narrative, and the family, Carol Weisbrod, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-231) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The bride -- The couple -- Contracts -- The family -- Children -- Law -- Breaking the butterfly -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000413384
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780472109210
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
98025389
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000413384
Label
Butterfly, the bride : essays on law, narrative, and the family, Carol Weisbrod, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-231) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The bride -- The couple -- Contracts -- The family -- Children -- Law -- Breaking the butterfly -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000413384
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780472109210
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
98025389
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000413384

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