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  • Sex, Violence and Crimeby Adrian Howe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 67.95

    What happens when you sex violent crimes? More specifically, what happens when you make men?s violence against women the subject of a conversation or the focus of scholarly attention? The short answer is: all hell breaks loose. Adrian Howe explores some of the ways in which this persistent and pervasive form of violence has been named and unnamed... more...

  • Zealous Reformers, Deadly Lawsby Madhu Purnima Kishwar

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 34.95

    Authored by a pioneer of the contemporary women`s rights movement in India, this. book combines insights gathered from a deep engagement with the lives and coping. strategies of ordinary women. With first hand knowledge of the workings of legislation. and the law enforcement machinery in India, the author analyses why laws enacted. for the ostensible... more...

  • White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960by Lisa Lindquist Dorr

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960 more...

  • Exploiting the Limits of Lawby Åsa Gunnarsson; Eva-Maria Svensson; Margaret Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 139.95

    This book represents a challenge to both Swedish dogmatism and feminist pessimism and, more generally, to the concept of the limits of law: it includes essays which consider the issue of law's limits in a purely theoretical way, as well as essays which investigate the changing legal and policy environments in a more practical setting. more...

  • The Classic Social Contractariansby Janice Richardson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    Analysing the social contract theorists through the lens of contemporary feminist philosophy, this work focuses on the relationship between the 'self' and the law and examines how social contractarians have viewed this relationship. more...

  • Gay Families and the Courtsby Susan Gluck Mezey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 26.99

    This book makes a unique contribution to the study of gay rights politics by assessing the laws and policies governing the rights of gay children and gay families. The focus of the analysis will be on decision-making by state and lower federal courts_the very courts where the bulk of these questions are likely to be resolved. more...

  • Outsiders Withinby Elwood D. Watson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99

    Through interviews with prominent legal academics, Outsiders Within presents the trials and accomplishments of black women law professors who began to enter the legal academy in the 1970s and 80s. more...

  • Feminist and Queer Legal Theoryby Martha Albertson Fineman; Jack E. Jackson; Adam P. Romero

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 69.95

    This book brings together voices in feminist and queer theory to create an interdisciplinary dialogue that will define the terms of the debates between and within these theoretical frameworks for the next decade. Covering interrelated issues such as gender, identity, intimacy, and privacy, the authors engage in a rigorous, sometimes contentious, exploration... more...

  • Ask No Questionsby Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 149.95

    Ask No Questions provides an analysis of the issues relating to inequality at national and international levels for those suffering discrimination as a result of their sexual orientation. The work examines the primary role of legislation and its effect on court process, looking at the impact of NAFTA and the EU in an historical and compelling analysis... more...

  • The Beauty Biasby Deborah L. Rhode

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    "It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. The Beauty Bias explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much... more...