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  • White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960by Lisa Lindquist Dorr

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    For decades, historians have primarily analyzed charges of black-on-white rape in the South through accounts of lynching or manifestly unfair trial proceedings, suggesting that white southerners invariably responded with extralegal violence and sham trials when white women accused black men of assault. Lisa Lindquist Dorr challenges this view with... more...

  • Privatization, Vulnerability, and Social Responsibilityby Martha Albertson Fineman; Titti Mattsson; Ulrika Andersson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 55.00

    Taking a cross-cultural perspective, this book explores how privatization and globalization impact contemporary feminist and social justice approaches to public responsibility. Feminist legal theorists have long problematized divisions between the private and the political, an issue with growing importance in a time when the welfare state is under... more...

  • Islam and Women's Incomeby Farah Deeba Chowdhury

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the interrelationship between law, culture, patriarchy and religion in the context of contemporary Bangladesh. It explores the role of Islam in society and politics generally, and its influence on gender equality in particular. The work focuses on the situation of married women. Taking a socio-legal approach, it analyses the changing... more...

  • On the Frontlinesby Fionnuala Ní Aoláin; Dina Francesca Haynes; Naomi Cahn

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 32.99

    Today, in a variety of post-conflict settings international advocates for women's rights have focused bringing issues of sexual violence, discrimination and exclusion into peace-making processes. In On the Frontlines, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn consider such policies in a range of cases and assess the extent to which... more...

  • Gender in Practiceby John Hagan; Fiona Kay

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99

    In the last thirty years, the number of lawyers in the United States and Canada has more than tripled, and today as many women as men are entering legal practice. The sudden, dramatic increase of women in the profession would seem to signify a new era of equality in the legal profession. However, stereotypes about women's abilities to balance responsibilities... more...

  • Eve Was Framedby Helena Kennedy

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    Eve Was Framed offers an impassioned, personal critique of the British legal system. Helena Kennedy focuses on the treatment of women in our courts - at the prejudices of judges, the misconceptions of jurors, the labyrinths of court procedures and the influence of the media. But the inequities she uncovers could apply equally to any disadvantaged... more...

  • Feminist Constitutionalismby Beverley Baines; Daphne Barak-Erez; Tsvi Kahana

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 37.00

    Explores the relationship between constitutional law and feminism, offering a spectrum of approaches and analysis set across a wide range of topics. more...

  • Hybridby Ruth Colker

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 27.00

    The United States, and the West in general, has always organized society along bipolar lines. We are either gay or straight, male or female, white or not, disabled or not. In recent years, however, America seems increasingly aware of those who defy such easy categorization. Yet, rather than being welcomed for the challenges that they offer, people... more...

  • Law, Gender, and Injusticeby Joan Hoff

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Feminist Perspectives on Tort Lawby Janice Richardson; Erika Rackley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law offers a distinctly feminist approach to key topics in tort law. Ten original essays written by feminist legal scholars from the UK, US, Canada and Australia encompass a range of ways of thinking about women, tort law and feminism. The collection provides a fresh and original analysis of issues of long-standing concern... more...