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  • Law, Gender, and Injusticeby Joan Hoff

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 23.80

    In this widely acclaimed landmark study, Joan Hoff illustrates how women remain second- class citizens under the current legal system and questions whether the continued pursuit of equality based on a one-size-fits-all vision of traditional individual rights is really what will most improve conditions for women in America as they prepare for the twenty-first... more...

  • Masculinities and the Lawby Ann C. McGinley; Frank Rudy Cooper; Michael Kimmel

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 25.50

    According to masculinities theory, masculinity is not a biological imperative but a social construction. Men engage in a constant struggle with other men to prove their masculinity.  Masculinities and the Law  develops a multidimensional approach. It sees categories of identity?including various forms of raced, classed, and sex-oriented masculinities?as... more...

  • Up Against a Wallby Rose Corrigan

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 22.10

    Rape law reform has long been hailed as one of the most successful projects of second-wave feminism. Yet forty years after the anti-rape movement emerged, legal and medical institutions continue to resist implementing reforms intended to provide more just and compassionate legal and medical responses to victims of sexual violence. In Up Against a... more...

  • The Homosexual(ity) of lawby Leslie Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Women and Justiceby Sheryl J. Grana

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • 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$ 110.00

    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...