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  • Equality - A New Frameworkby Bob Hepple; Mary Coussey; Tufyal Choudhury

    Hart Publishing Limited 2000; US$ 52.20

    The need for a legislative framework for ensuring equality of opportunity is not seriously questioned in the UK. However,despite the presence on the Statute book of various significant pieces legislation dating back to the mid 1970s, there remain deep-seated structural disadvantages which blight the lives of many women, Black and Asian people, and... more...

  • Fathers' Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspectiveby Sally Sheldon; Richard Collier

    Hart Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 34.20

    The legal status, responsibilities and rights of men who are fathers - married or unmarried, cohabiting or separated, biological or social in nature - is a topic with a long and well-documented history. Yet recent developments in a number of countries suggest a growing politicisation of the relationship between law and fatherhood. In some countries,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...