This Week’s New Books: Building Fortress Europe and American Marriage

Building Fortress EuropeBuilding Fortress Europe: The Polish-Ukrainian Frontier
Karolina S. Follis
288 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4428-1 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism series

Building Fortress Europe is an ethnographic examination of the human, social, and political consequences of developing a specialized, targeted, and legally advanced border regime in the enlarged European Union, exploring the intersection between border policing and the lives of migrants, framed by the contradictions of European integration.

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American MarriageAmerican Marriage: A Political Institution
Priscilla Yamin
224 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4424-3 | $59.95 | £39.00
A volume in the American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law series

"A splendid contribution to the scholarship of politics and marriage. . . . An exemplary work in a neglected field."–Anne Norton, University of Pennsylvania

In American Marriage, Priscilla Yamin argues that marriage is a political institution to which actors turn either to stave off or to promote change over issues of race, gender, class, or sexuality. In the political struggle, certain marriages are pushed as necessary for the good of society, while others are contested or prevented.

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