Upcoming Online Symposium on Martha Ertman’s Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families
During the week of June 22, 2015, we will be hosting on online symposium on Professor Martha Ertman’s ground-breaking new book Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families (Beacon Press). Most people think of love and contracts as strange bedfellows, or even opposites. Professor Ertman’s Love’s Promises shows that far from cold and calculating, contracts shape and sustain families. Insightful, accessible, and revelatory, Love’s Promises lets readers in on the power of contracts and deals to support love in its various forms and to honor the different ways that individuals contribute to our daily lives.
To discuss Love’s Promises, we will be joined by an exciting group of scholars (including Martha Ertman): Jana Singer, Kimberly Mutcherson, Carlos Ball, Michele Goodwin, Doug NeJaime, Naomi Cahn, Solangel Maldonado, Zvi Triger, Hillary Berk, Robin Lenhardt, Rosanna Hertz, and Judith Stacey
For D.C./Maryland residents, you can catch Professor Ertman doing a reading from the book today at 3 p.m. at Politics & Prose.