From fornicators to family : cohabitants and the law, 1600-2010
Probert, Rebecca (2011) From fornicators to family : cohabitants and the law, 1600-2010. In: Inaugural professorial lecture, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 9 Feb 2011Full text not available from this repository.
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In this inaugural lecture, Professor Probert will discuss how the law's treatment of cohabiting couples has changed over time, locating the key changes in both law and practice in the 1970s. Drawing on a wide range of sources - from Victorian census returns and marriage records to 1970s sitcoms and women's magazines - she will provide important new evidence about the extent of cohabitation in past generations and will demonstrate how the contested relationship between law and social trends is heavily affected by the way in which legal developments are portrayed and (usually) misunderstood.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Lecture)|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Unmarried couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain -- History, Cohabitation agreements -- Great Britain -- History, Joint tenancy -- Great Britain -- History, Domestic relations -- Great Britain -- History|
|Date:||9 February 2011|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Lecture|
|Title of Event:||Inaugural professorial lecture|
|Type of Event:||Other|
|Location of Event:||University of Warwick, Coventry, UK|
|Date(s) of Event:||9 Feb 2011|
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