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Lerner, Alicia Cafferty.
Publication Information:
Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, [2009]

Physical Description:
217 pages : illustrations, maps. ; 24 cm.
From the Publisher: The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.
Foreword -- Introduction -- 1: Marriage And Human Rights Abuses -- 1: Malawi's gender activists expose marital rape / Hobbs Gama -- 2: Niger's child marriages have dangerous consequences / Sabine Dolan -- 3: Bangladeshi bride's future stunted by acid abuse / Mahbuba Zannat -- 4: Indian woman protests marriage dowries / Times of India -- 5: Indian men claim misuse of the Dowry Act / Randeep Ramesh -- 6: Filipino mail-order brides are in danger of abusive marriages / Shay Cullen -- 7: German judge cites Koran to justify abuse in Moroccan couple's divorce case / Veit Medick and Anna Reimann -- 2: Arranged Marriage, Child Marriage, And Polygamy -- 1: Marriages arranged by class are antiquated / Christina Patterson -- 2: Some Bangladeshi girls are challenging the tradition of child marriages / Steve Nettleton -- 3: American youth in Utah defend polygamy / Jennifer Dobner -- 4: Australian bush marriages of children are recognized in the community / Simon Kearney -- 5: Some Chinese parents arrange afterlife marriages / Jim Yardley -- 6: Some Kenyan men hide the existence of multiple wives / Gakiha Weru and Susan Linee -- 3: Same-sex Marriage -- 1: Americans debate same-sex marriage / Barbara Kantrowitz et al -- 2: In the United States, a same-sex marriage ban is overruled / Maura Dolan -- 3: Canadian gay men and women offer different perspectives on same-sex marriage / Sara Wilson -- 4: South Africans debate whether same-sex marriage is African / Kgomotso Nyanto -- 5: Senegal citizens object to same-sex marriage / Hamadou Tidiane Sy -- 6: Aruba refuses to recognize same-sex marriages / Daily Journal -- 4: Marriage And Money -- 1: Many Middle Eastern and North African men cannot afford to marry / Navtej Singh Dhillon -- 2: India's dowry is not a gift / Neha Lalchandani -- 3: Ireland's marriage rates could be impacted by prenuptial agreements / Sunday Business Post -- 4: Some Pakistani women are sold into marriage / Samar Minallah -- 5: In Japan, a Tokyo businessman revolutionizes weddings / John Dodd -- 5: Marriage And Sex -- 1: Worldwide study shows married couples have more sex than singles / Jennifer Harper -- 2: Irish opinions of sex have liberalized over the past thirty years / Eithne Donnellan -- 3: Japanese sexless marriages are responsible for Japan's population decline / Deborah Cameron -- 4: Ugandan adultery has been decriminalized / Percy Night Tuhaise -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.

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