Marriage in 2012

Week of May 21, 2012


In the News: President Obama recently announced his support for same-sex marriage. In the News featured a post on this topic exactly four years ago when the California Supreme Court overturned a ruling that banned gay marriage in that state. This week we look at marriage in general.


Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing
By Paul R. Amato et al. Harvard University Press, 2007
Call Number: HQ536 .A538 2007 (At Jupiter)

Between a Man and a Woman?: Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage
By Ludger H. Viefhues-Bailey. Columbia University Press, 2010
Call Number: BT707.6 .V54 2010

Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law
By Nancy D. Polikoff. Beacon Press, 2008
Call Number: KF538 .P65 2008

Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought
By Scott Yenor. Baylor University Press, 2011
Call Number: HQ518 .Y46 2011

Gay Marriage: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide
Edited by Lauri S. Friedman. Thomson/Gale, 2008
Call Number: HQ1034 .U5 G39 2008

A History of the Wife
By Marilyn Yalom. HarperCollins, 2001
Call Number: HQ1206 .Y35 2001

Just Marriage
By Mary Lyndon Shanley. Oxford University Press, 2004
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions
By Frederick C. Hertz. Nolo, 2011
Call Number: KF539 .H475 2011

Marriage and Cohabitation
By Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn and Yu Xie. University of Chicago Press, 2007
Call Number: HQ536 .T455 2007 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage
By Stephanie Coontz. Viking, 2005
Call Number: HQ503 .C66 2005 (At Jupiter)

The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, and Morals
Edited by Robert P. George and Jean Bethke Elshtain. Spence Pub. Co., 2006
Call Number: HQ536 .M415 2006 (At Jupiter)

More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss
By Rebecca L. Davis. Harvard University Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ10.5 .U6 D38 2010 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

Revitalizing the Institution of Marriage for the Twenty-First Century: An Agenda for Strengthening Marriage
Edited by Alan J. Hawkins, Lynn D. Wardle, and David Orgon Coolidge. Praeger, 2002
Call Number: HQ536 .R456 2002

Same-Sex Marriage:  Reference Handbook
By David E. Newton. ABC-CLIO, 2010
Call Number: HQ1033 .N494 2010 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships
Edited by Jason Pierceson et al. Lexington Books, 2010
Call Number: HQ1034 .A45 S26 2010

Same-Sex Unions across the United States
By Mark Strasser. Carolina Academic Press, 2011
Call Number: KF539 .S775 2011

The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony
By Pamela Paul. Villard Books, 2002
Call Number: HQ536 .P378 2002 (At Jupiter)

‘Til Death or Distance Do Us Part: Love and Marriage in African America
By Frances Smith Foster. Oxford University Press, 2010
Call Number: E185.86 .F673 2010

Water is Thicker Than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness
By Jana Marguerite Bennett. Oxford University Press, 2008
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

The Wedding Proposal (streaming video)
Directed by Anjanette Levert. Filmakers Library, 2006
Call Number: Available online via Filmakers Library Online

When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
By M. V. Lee Badgett. New York University Press, 2009
Call Number: K699 .B33 2009

White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture
By Chrys Ingraham. Routledge, 2008
Call Number: HQ536 .I545 2008

Why Women Shouldn’t Marry: Being Single by Choice
By Cynthia S. Smith & Hillary B. Smith. Barricade Books, 2008
Call Number: HQ800.2 .S65 2008