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  • Armed and Dangerousby Gina Gallo

    Tom Doherty Associates 2002; US$ 23.99 US$ 19.19

    The critically acclaimed memoirs of one female police officer's sixteen-year odyssey, beginning with day one at the Police Academy and spanning assignments on Chicago's West Side, one of the most dangerous areas in the city. The notorious cops' code of silence is broken as the author recounts incidents in the West Side projects: shoot-outs, ambushes,... more...

  • The Hindu Family and the Emergence of Modern Indiaby Eleanor Newbigin

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00 US$ 62.32

    A study of how the development of representative politics in late-colonial India transformed notions of family, gender and religious community. more...

  • Law and Genderby Joanne Conaghan

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    What role does gender play in shaping the law and legal thinking? This book provides an answer to this question, examining the historical role of gender in law and the relevance of gender to modern jurisprudence. It presents a clear, concise introduction to thinking about gender issues for lawyers and law students. more...

  • The Ties That Bind (Routledge Revivals)by Carol Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1984, this book made an important and timely contribution to the development of the idea that the law is a major source of women?s oppression. Based on research of the theory and practice of family law, it examines the way in which private law operates to sustain, reproduce and reinforce the dependence of women in the most private... more...

  • Gender Diversity, Recognition and Citizenshipby Sally Hines

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the meanings and significance of the UK Gender Recognition Act within the context of broader social, cultural, legal, political, theoretical and policy shifts concerning gender and sexual diversity, and addresses current debates about equality and diversity, citizenship and recognition across a range of disciplines. more...

  • Nation and Familyby Narendra Subramanian

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The distinct personal laws that govern the major religious groups are a major aspect of Indian multiculturalism and secularism, and support specific gendered rights in family life. Nation and Family is the most comprehensive study to date of the public discourses, processes of social mobilization, legislation and case law that formed India's three... more...

  • The Politics of Pregnancyby Janna C Merrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Here is a comprehensive overview and analysis of issues concerning the maternal-fetal relationship, from abortion to surrogate motherhood. Unlike many books which cover reproductive issues in general, this book focuses in-depth on one aspect of reproduction--the maternal-fetal relationship--to give readers a detailed study of the many issues involved.... more...

  • Women and the Familyby Beth Hess; Marvin B Sussman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Despite the pervasive changes that have taken place in women?s lives in the past twenty-five years--increased participation in the labor force, the attainment of higher levels of education, and higher salaries--comparable changes in the division of family labor and in the roles of men have lagged considerably. In this timely book, the editors and other... more...

  • From Civil Partnership to Same-Sex Marriageby Nicola Barker; Daniel Monk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Civil Partnership Act 2004 and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 are important legal, social and historical landmarks, rich in symbolic, material and cultural meanings. While fiercely opposed by many, within mainstream narratives they are often represented as a victory in a legal reform process that commenced with the decriminalisation... more...

  • Liberty and Sexualityby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Pulitzer Prize?winning author David J. Garrow?s stirring and essential history of the politics of abortion and America?s battle for the right to choose In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, and more than forty years later the issue continues to spark controversy and divisiveness. But behind... more...