Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
After MarriageRethinking Marital Relationships$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elizabeth Brake

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190205072

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 November 2019

Polygamy, Privacy, and Equality

Polygamy, Privacy, and Equality

Chapter:
(p.160) 7 Polygamy, Privacy, and Equality
Source:
After Marriage
Author(s):

Laurie Shrage

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.003.0008

This chapter explores two concerns that are commonly deployed to justify existing criminal sanctions against bigamists and bans that deny polygamists access to civil marriage. Many progressives worry that the practices of bigamy and polygamy promote the subordination of women, while many conservatives worry that sexual relations with more than one partner undermine critical forms of privacy necessary for forming stable marital bonds. It is argued that legal bigamy and polygamy could be structured in ways similar to civil monogamy, so that their impact on gender equality and marital privacy would be, at worst, neutral and, at best, empowering for all involved.

Keywords:   polygamy, privacy, equality, bigamy, polyamory, marriage, monogamy, marriage equality, marital privacy, women

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .