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  • Hard Bargainsby Linda Hirshman

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.99

    Men and women have always bargained for sex. In Hard Bargains, philosopher-lawyer Linda Hirshman and legal historian Jane Larson provide the first complete analysis of power in heterosexual relationships, combining an eye-opening legal history of sexual regualtion with thought-provoking predictions of what the future might bring. more...

  • Safe Abortionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 27.00

    In June 1999, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session reviewed and appraised progress toward implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, 1994. At this Special Session, the Governments of the world again recognised unsafe abortion as a major public health concern,... more...

  • 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...

  • Split Decisionsby Janet Halley

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Is it time to take a break from feminism? In this pathbreaking book, Janet Halley reassesses the place of feminism in the law and politics of sexuality. She argues that sexuality involves deeply contested and clashing realities and interests, and that feminism helps us understand only some of them. To see crucial dimensions of sexuality that feminism... more...

  • Rights, Gender and Family Lawby Julie Wallbank; Shazia Choudhry; Jonathan Herring

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 65.95

    There has been a widespread resurgence of rights talk in social and legal discourses pertaining to the regulation of family life, as well as an increase in the use of rights in family law cases, in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. Rights, Gender and Family Law addresses the implications of these developments ? and, in particular, the impact... 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...