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  • Women, Judging and the Judiciaryby Erika Rackley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Awarded the 2013 Birks Book Prize by the Society of Legal Scholars, Women, Judging and the Judiciary expertly examines debates about gender representation in the judiciary and the importance of judicial diversity. It offers a fresh look at the role of the (woman) judge and the process of judging and provides a new analysis of the assumptions which... more...

  • Women at the Marginsby J Dianne Garner; Rosemary Sarri; Josefina Figueira-Mcdonough

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    A compelling look at the crisis of disadvantaged women This powerful document takes a sobering look at the phenomenon of marginalized women pushed to the edges of society, holding on with the barest of hope and extraordinary bravery. Handicapped by the increasing societal inequality they face as an everyday fact of life, these women (and in many... more...

  • Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rightsby Paul Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights ?is the first book-length study of the Court?s jurisprudence in respect of sexual orientation. It offers a socio-legal analysis of the substantial number of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs on the wide range of complaints brought by gay men and lesbians under the European Convention... more...

  • Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountabilityby Paul Hunt; Tony Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The scale of maternal mortality and morbidity today is staggering. This book focuses on a vital part of a human rights response to maternal mortality, viz. accountability. Accountability encompasses monitoring, review and redress at the local, national and international levels. The book's context includes the UN Human Rights Council maternal mortality... more...

  • Women, Family, and Community in Colonial Americaby Linda Speth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The influence of women in the colonial family and the community is examined using tax and probate records of southside Colonial Virginia. more...

  • Transforming Citizenshipsby Isaac West

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    Transforming Citizenships  engages the performativity of citizenship as it relates to transgender individuals and advocacy groups. Instead of reading the law as a set of self-executing discourses, Isaac West takes up transgender rights claims as performative productions of complex legal subjectivities capable of queering accepted understandings... more...

  • License to Wedby Kimberly D. Richman

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 39.00

    A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage.... more...

  • Reproductive Freedom, Torture and International Human Rightsby Ronli Sifris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book contributes to a feminist understanding of international human rights by examining restrictions on reproductive freedom through the lens of the right to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Ronli Sifris challenges the view that torture only takes place within the traditional paradigm of interrogation, punishment... more...

  • The Incarceration of Womenby Linda Moore; Phil Scraton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This unique book provides a rare insight into the debilitating impact of regimes that fail to respond to the complex and gender specific needs of women behind bars. Exploring the marginalization, mental health and experiences of women in prison, it specifically focuses on the legacy of women's imprisonment in Northern Ireland. more...

  • Male Rape is a Feminist Issueby Claire Cohen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book seeks to problematize knowledge and practices regarding 'male rape' and its relationship to feminism, examining this issue from a Foucauldian perspective. Feminist constructions of 'male rape' can plausibly be claimed to operate as a 'regime of truth', but one must question whether this is running counter to patriarchy. more...