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  • The Law and Economics of Marriage and Divorceby Antony W. Dnes; Robert Rowthorn

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    A discussion of family law from an economic perspective, considering the importance of 'incentives'. more...

  • What Is Sexual Harassment?by Abigail Saguy

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    In France, a common notion is that the shared interests of graduate students and their professors could lead to intimate sexual relations, and that regulations curtailing those relationships would be both futile and counterproductive. By contrast, many universities and corporations in the United States prohibit sexual relationships across hierarchical... more...

  • The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Lawby Andrea Barnes

    Wiley 2005; US$ 65.00

    The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Law is a groundbreaking book that presents legal and psychological perspectives on how society has responded to the most vital (and often controversial) contemporary women's issues. The Handbook covers such important topics as abortion, rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, employment discrimination,... more...

  • 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...

  • Expanding the Horizons of Human Rights Lawby Ineta Ziemele

    BRILL 2005; US$ 169.00

    The issues in this volume have been high on international agendas during recent years: human rights and the fight against terrorism; the human rights of women; state responsibility to ensure adequate standards of living; and the human rights accountability of transnational corporations. 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...

  • Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Lawby Judith E. Tucker

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    An exploration of Islamic law from the perspective of women and gender, first published in 2008. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...