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  • The Ties That Bind (Rev)by Carol Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1984, this book made an important and timely contribution to the development of the idea that the law is a major source of women?s oppression. Based on research of the theory and practice of family law, it examines the way in which private law operates to sustain, reproduce and reinforce the dependence of women in the most private... more...

  • Gender Diversity, Recognition and Citizenshipby Sally Hines

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This book examines the meanings and significance of the UK Gender Recognition Act within the context of broader social, cultural, legal, political, theoretical and policy shifts concerning gender and sexual diversity, and addresses current debates about equality and diversity, citizenship and recognition across a range of disciplines. more...

  • In Search of Equalityby Stefanie Röhrs; Dee Smythe; Annie Hsieh; Monica de Souza

    University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Just over 50 years ago, several African countries drew up new constitutions that included additions such as the Protocol on the Rights of Women. Decades later, has constitutional reform brought gender equality to women in Africa? And what does gender equality mean in the everyday lives of women on the continent? The contributors to this volume provide... more...

  • The Politics of Pregnancyby Janna C Merrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Here is a comprehensive overview and analysis of issues concerning the maternal-fetal relationship, from abortion to surrogate motherhood. Unlike many books which cover reproductive issues in general, this book focuses in-depth on one aspect of reproduction--the maternal-fetal relationship--to give readers a detailed study of the many issues involved.... more...

  • Women and the Familyby Beth Hess; Marvin B Sussman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Despite the pervasive changes that have taken place in women?s lives in the past twenty-five years--increased participation in the labor force, the attainment of higher levels of education, and higher salaries--comparable changes in the division of family labor and in the roles of men have lagged considerably. In this timely book, the editors and other... more...

  • Feminist Constitutionalismby Beverley Baines; Daphne Barak-Erez; Tsvi Kahana

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Explores the relationship between constitutional law and feminism, offering a spectrum of approaches and analysis set across a wide range of topics. more...

  • The Hindu Family and the Emergence of Modern Indiaby Eleanor Newbigin

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A study of how the development of representative politics in late-colonial India transformed notions of family, gender and religious community. more...

  • Speaking Truth to Powerby Anita Hill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    After her astonishing testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to be a private citizen and became a public figure at the white-hot center of an intense national debate on how men and women relate to each other in the workplace. That debate led to ground-breaking court decisions and major shifts in corporate policies that have had... more...

  • Nation and Familyby Narendra Subramanian

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The distinct personal laws that govern the major religious groups are a major aspect of Indian multiculturalism and secularism, and support specific gendered rights in family life. Nation and Family is the most comprehensive study to date of the public discourses, processes of social mobilization, legislation and case law that formed India's three... more...

  • New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman Worldby Paul J. du Plessis

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are increasingly being asked to conduct research in an interdisciplinary manner whereby Roman law is not merely seen as a set of abstract concepts devoid of any background, but as a body of law which operated in... more...