Just Love? Marriage and the Question of Justice

Social Theory and Practice 24 (2):261-281 (1998)
I argue that promoting justice within marriage requires a cultural reconceptualiza┬Čtion of marriage itself as not merely a relationship of love, but as also a commitment to justice. I argue that it is insufficient to combat injustice in marriage with progressive laws and policies, even when combined with smart planning and bargaining on the part of women. Also necessary is a change in the way marriage itself is viewed. In addition to being regarded as an emotional commitment, it should also be seen as a commitment to interpersonal justice. I discuss what this reconceptualization would mean in practice and address several possible objections.
Keywords Justice  Marriage  Love
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