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Gender & the Law

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gender, Sexualities and Lawby Jackie Jones; Anna Grear; Rachel Anne Fenton; Kim Stevenson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.97

    Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law  provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of issues - both topical and controversial - raised by the gendered character of law and legal discourse. more...

  • Straightforwardby Ian Ayres; Jennifer Gerarda Brown

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 34.50

    What can straight people do to support gay rights? How much work or sacrifice must allies take on to do their share? Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown--law professors, activists, husband and wife--propose practical strategies for helping straight men and women advocate for and with the gay community. Straightforward advances a thesis that is at once... more...

  • Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?by Susan Moller Okin; Joshua Cohen; Matthew Howard; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    Polygamy, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, punishing women for being raped, differential access for men and women to health care and education, unequal rights of ownership, assembly, and political participation, unequal vulnerability to violence. These practices and conditions are standard in some parts of the world. Do demands for multiculturalism--and... more...

  • Grace, Tenacity and Eloquenceby Patrick Burnett; Shereen Karmali; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    While it is true that, like elsewhere in the world, African women are not yet equal to men, toiling day and night amidst grinding poverty while facing harsh cultural, traditional, and social prejudices is only part of the story. The writings in this book show that women in Africa are fighting for their rights with grace, tenacity, and eloquence.... more...