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A Tale Of Two Families -- Red Families V. Blue Families: Legal Polarization And The Creation Of Culture By Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, Rachel Rebouché Oct 2010

A Tale Of Two Families -- Red Families V. Blue Families: Legal Polarization And The Creation Of Culture By Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, Rachel Rebouché

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In their thought-provoking book, Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture, Naomi Cahn and June Carbone examine conflicting views on family formation in the "culture war." Mirroring the electoral maps of 2004 and 2008, the authors contend that regional differences between Republican and Democrat voters correspond to deeply held beliefs about family values. The "blue" family paradigm is essentially liberal: It stresses individual equality, tolerance of diverse lifestyles, and a role for government in helping people achieve educational and economic success. "Red" families are conservative. They value tradition, as expressed in religious beliefs or longstanding …