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  • 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... 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...

  • Sexual Assault in Canadaby Elizabeth A. Sheehy

    University of Ottawa Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    A challenging look at the state of sexual assault law, legal practice and activism in Canada. more...

  • The End Of Equalityby Anne Summers

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 13.26

    A ground-breaking and explosive book on how women have been shortchanged by governments - one of the hottest and most contentious issues the nation faces in the first decade of the 21st century. In 1975, Anne Summers' groundbreaking book Damned Whores and God's Police changed forever the way we thought about women and their place in Australian history... more...

  • Queer Mobilizationsby Mary Bernstein; Anna-Maria Marshall; Scott Barclay

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 29.75

    Fighting for marriage and family rights; protection from discrimination in employment, education, and housing; criminal law reform; economic justice; and health care reform: the LGBT movement is engaged in some of the most important cultural and political battles of our times. Seeking to reshape many of our basic social institutions, the LBGT movement?s... more...

  • No Seat at the Tableby Douglas M. Branson

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    Women are completing MBA and Law degrees in record high numbers, but their struggle to attain director positions in corporate America continues. Although explanations for this disconnect abound, neither career counselors nor scholars have paid enough attention to the role that corporate governance plays in maintaining the gender gap in America's executive... more...

  • Gender Myths v. Working Realitiesby Theresa M Beiner

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 46.75

    Both the courts and the public seem confused about sexual harassment?what it is, how it functions, and what sorts of behaviors are actionable in court. Theresa M. Beiner contrasts perspectives from social scientists on the realities of workplace sexual harassment with the current legal standard. When it comes to sexual harassment law, all too often... more...

  • Feminist Legal Historyby Tracy A. Thomas; Tracey Jean Boisseau

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Attuned to the social contexts within which laws are created, feminist lawyers, historians, and activists have long recognized the discontinuities and contradictions that lie at the heart of efforts to transform the law in ways that fully serve women?s interests. At its core, the nascent field of feminist legal history is driven by a commitment to... more...

  • Rape and the Culture of the Courtroomby Andrew E. Taslitz

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 22.95

    Rape law reform has been a stunning failure. Defense lawyers persist in emphasizing victims' characters over defendants' behavior. Reform's goals of increasing rape report and conviction rates have generally not been achieved. In Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom , Andrew Taslitz locates the cause of rape reform failure in the language lawyers... more...