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  • 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 Joshua Cohen; Susan Moller Okin; 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...

  • 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...

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

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 89.00

    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... more...

  • Getting in the Gameby Deborah L. Brake

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 89.00

    Title IX, a landmark federal statute enacted in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in education, has worked its way into American culture as few other laws have. It is an iconic law, the subject of web blogs and T-shirt slogans, and is widely credited with opening the doors to the massive numbers of girls and women now participating in competitive... more...

  • Intersexuality and the Lawby Julie A. Greenberg

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    The term ?intersex? evokes diverse images, typically of people who are both male and female or neither male nor female. Neither vision is accurate. The millions of people with an intersex condition, or DSD (disorder of sex development), are men or women whose sex chromosomes, gonads, or sex anatomy do not fit clearly into the male/female binary norm.... more...

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

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    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$ 89.00

    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... more...

  • Gender Myths v. Working Realitiesby Theresa M Beiner

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 79.00

    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... more...