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Naomi Cahn, Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, and June Carbone, Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Naomi Cahn is the John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and a member of the Yale Cultural Cognition Project, for which she and her co-investigators have received outside funding to conduct research on public attitudes towards gay and lesbian parenting.
June Carbone is the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Professor Carbone writes extensively about the legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce, and family organization, especially within the context of the recent revolutions in biotechnology. She is the author of From Partners to Parents: The Second Revolution in Family Law and co-author of the third edition of Family Law, with Leslie Harris and the late Lee Teitelbaum.
"Red Families v. Blue Families is a fascinating, groundbreaking look at the ways in which the red versus blue political divide reflects an even deeper divide in family life and sexual values. Cahn and Carbone have updated the old maxim that the personal is political, and enormously enriched it, with hard data and subtle observations." - Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker
"This fascinating and surprising book will change the way we think about the culture wars. Naomi Cahn and June Carbone reveal a series of unexpected truths about marriage, divorce, and sexual behavior in Red states and Blue states. Some highlights: College educated
women are far less likely to divorce than those without college degrees. Only a quarter of evangelical teens abstain from sexual activity more than other teens. And expanding access to contraception, rather than abortion, is the best way to delay marriage and promote stable families. By using invaluable data to cut through the ideological posturing that has distorted American politics, Cahn and Carbone point us toward a less polarized future." - Jeffrey Rosen, Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic
"The book's illuminating (if very technical) statistical data and dispassionate approach render it invaluable." - Publishers Weekly
illuminating analysis...Cahn and Carbone make a strong case for formulating family laws through the existing federalized family legal system so they are not victimized in culture wars inflamed by vote seeking politicians." - ForeWord Reviews
"Wonderful...The book is primarily a study of the way in which different family forms have emerged in different parts of the country, and the political ramifications of the polarized value systems that result. But the data it contains reveals a deep incoherence in the American government's family planning policies." - Andrew Koppelman, Balkinization
Part One: Family Maps
1. Moral Demography
2. Sexual History
3. The Age of Division
4. Personality, Politics, and Religion
Part Two: The Legal Map
5. Contraception: Securing the Pathways to Blue Family Life
6. Abortion, Law and the Cognitive Map
7. The Irrationality of Adolescence: What the Adults Are Really Fighting Over
8. The Marrying Laws
9. Custody and Compromise
Part Three: The Map to the Future
10. Marriage Advice in Shades of Pink
11. Making Ready for Baby: Painting the Nursery Sky Blue
12. Work and Family: Retooling the Foundation in Deep Purple