Contributors debate many aspects of the current state of marriage and the increasing divorce rate. Chapters include: What Measures Would Strengthen Marriage? Is Divorce Harmful? How Should Society Address the Issues of Divorce and Child Custody? Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?
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"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001) (School Library Journal 20011101)
"I have almost every series Greenhaven Press has published and love them all..These titles will be a gret resource for current events, history, and speech classes and debate teams. Highly Recommended."
--Library Media Connection (August/September 2004) (Library Media Connection 20040901)
"This wide-ranging entry in the Current Controversies series gives readers information for reports as well as for making personal choices. The writing is more intellectual than impassioned, and supporting evidence usually comes from respected sources that young readers will likely recognize and trust. Rich materials for many curricular disciplines."
-- Booklist (May 2002) (Booklist 20020501)
Gr 8 Up--This series entry addresses several issues: premarital cohabitation, divorce's effect upon children, child custody, and same-sex marriage. The 32 reprinted articles present several sides of the issues, including Andrew Sullivan's piece on gay marriage from the New Republic, and an argument made by Commonweal, a Catholic magazine, that marriage is for procreation. Full citations of the selections' origins are included, but the information provided about the authors is sketchy. The book ends with an annotated list of organizations dealing with marriage and divorce.
Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA
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Book Description Greenhaven Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1565105672