Matrimony, Law and Normalization
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The paper addresses Deborah Brock's ideas on law and normalization practices shaping cultural norms and notions as to what is normal and abnormal. The paper presents the thesis that law shapes custom/conventional attitudes but law is also a response to custom/past attitudes/social practices.
From the Paper:"Deborah Brock explained social regulation's coercive mechanisms, including law, towards normalization practices shaping cultural norms and notions as to what is normal and abnormal. (2003) Canada's Marriage Act displays items long influencing Canadian custom and its protective features are significant. One finds that not only has law governing matrimony shaped conventional thinking on marriage in Canada, but that the Act is a legal response to a society of before that produced the nature of the law. In effect, past convention shaped the law."
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