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  • The Limits of Bodily Integrityby Ruth A. Miller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95

    Miller's study argues that legislation on abortion, adultery, and rape has been central to the formation of the modern citizen. Case studies on the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, France, and Italy explore the international implications and address the role of sexuality and reproduction in constructing 'civilizational' relationships. more...

  • Women and Justiceby Sheryl J. Grana

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 26.99

    Women and Justice takes a sociolegal look at the historical and contemporary state of justice in women's lives. Sheryl Grana thoroughly examines civil justice issues such as marriage, divorce, same-sex coupling, motherhood, education and paid work, as well as criminal justice issues such as women's criminality. Grounded in the framework of the working... more...

  • Gender and Transitional Justiceby Susan Harris Rimmer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book provides the first comprehensive feminist analysis of the role of international law in the formal transitional justice mechanisms. Using East Timor as a case study, it offers reflections on transitional justice administered by a UN transitional administration. Often presented as a UN success story, the author demonstrates that, in spite... more...

  • Atlas of Gender and Developmentby OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 74.00

    Illustrated with graphics and maps, the Atlas of Gender and Development gives readers a unique insight into the impact of social institutions − traditions, social norms and cultural practices − on gender equality in 124 non-OECD countries. Gender inequality holds back not just women but the economic and social development of entire societies.... more...

  • Riding the Black Ramby Susan Heinzelman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 52.50

    Riding the Black Ram demonstrates how, despite the changing nature of the relationship between law and literature, gender stereotypes regarding the figure of the unruly woman persist. more...

  • Why Feminism Mattersby Professor Kath Woodward; Dr Sophie Woodward

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This exciting book is an innovative and creative critique of the theories and practices of feminism, arguing that it still matters in the 21st century. Written by a mother and daughter authorial team, the book presents a dialogue across generations and reinstates a politics of difference and the importance of the category of 'woman'. more...

  • Queer (In)Justiceby Joey L. Mogul; Andrea J. Ritchie; Kay Whitlock

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    A groundbreaking work that turns a ?queer eye? on the criminal legal system   Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes--like "gleeful gay killers," "lethal... more...

  • Regulating Sexualityby Rosie Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95

    Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives explores the impact that recent seismic shifts in the legal landscape have had for lesbians and gay men. more...

  • Calling for Changeby Sheila McIntyre; Elizabeth Sheehy

    University of Ottawa Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Unique in both scope and perspective, Calling for Change investigates the status of women within the Canadian legal profession ten years after the first national report on the subject was published by the Canadian Bar Association. Elizabeth Sheehy and Sheila McIntyre bring together essays that investigate a wide range of topics, from the status... more...

  • In Defense of Womenby Nancy Gertner

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    From a ?Human Rights Hero,? a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases   In the boys' club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of antiwar activist Susan Saxe, one of the few women to ever make the FBI's Most Wanted List. What followed was a storied span of groundbreaking firsts,... more...