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  • Presumed Incompetentby Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs; Yolanda Flores Niemann; Carmen G. González; Angela P. Harris

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 31.95

    Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher... more...

  • Exploring Masculinitiesby Martha Albertson Fineman; Michael Thomson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 59.95

    Written by leading experts in the area, this volume investigates the ways in which emerging masculinities theory in law could inform feminist legal theory in particular and law in general. As many of the chapters in this collection illustrate, law is constantly in a dynamic interaction with masculinities: it has both influenced existing masculinities... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Feminist Perspectives on Tort Lawby Janice Richardson; Erika Rackley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law offers a distinctly feminist approach to key topics in tort law. Ten original essays written by feminist legal scholars from the UK, US, Canada and Australia encompass a range of ways of thinking about women, tort law and feminism. The collection provides a fresh and original analysis of issues of long-standing concern... more...

  • 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...

  • Entry Deniedby Eithne Luibhéid

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Since the late nineteenth century, immigrant women?s sexuality has been viewed as a threat to national security, to be contained through strict border-monitoring practices. By scrutinizing this policy, its origins, and its application, Eithne Luibhéid shows how the U.S. border became a site not just for controlling female sexuality but also for contesting,... more...