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  • 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...

  • Learning to Leadby Gindi Eckel Vincent; Mary B. Cranston; ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

    American Bar Association 2014; US$ 23.99

    This book (a) synthesizes and distills the research, anecdotal evidence, and key concepts on leadership techniques and success that help working women, in any field, develop in their careers; (b) tailors these principles for women practicing law, regardless of practice area, and creates practical actions that lawyers can implement in their lives... more...

  • Pistols and Petticoatsby Erika Janik

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn?t the first or only policewoman, but she became the... more...

  • Women and Magna Cartaby Jocelynne A. Scutt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    On the eight-hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, Women and the Magna Carta investigates what the charter meant for women's rights and freedoms from an historical and legal perspective. more...

  • Women in Business and Managementby ILO

    ILO Publications 2015; US$ 20.00

    The report brings together data collected from the ILO global company survey in 2013 on gender diversity in the workplace, specific to the Asia-Pacific region, and also incorporates other latest data to provide overview of the status of women in business and management. 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...

  • Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debatesby Karen Tracy

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 73.99 US$ 63.63

    This book examines the discourse of judges and attorneys, and legislators and citizens as they debated whether same-sex couples should be permitted to marry. Karen Tracy shows that change in Americans' attitudes occurred concurrently with changes in speakers' language use that went from framing sexual orientation as a "lifestyle" to talking about... more...

  • Domestic Violenceby Deborah Lockton; Richard Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1997, this book marks a culmination of a three year research programme focused upon the incidence of domestic violence in Leicester. The study examined the levels of violence, the details of applicants and respondents and the nature of complaints, as well as the policies applied and the problems faced by those enforcing the law.... more...

  • Wayward Womenby Lucy Williams

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    We most often think of the Victorian female offender in her most archetypal and stereotypical roles; the polite lady shoplifter, stowing all manner of valuables beneath her voluminous crinolines, the tragic street waif of Dickensian fiction or the vicious femme fatale who wreaked her terrible revenge with copious poison. Yet the stories in popular... more...

  • New Perspectives on European Women?s Legal Historyby Sara L. Kimble; Marion R÷wekamp

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book integrates women?s history and legal studies within the broader context of modern European history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sixteen contributions from fourteen countries explore the ways in which the law contributes to the social construction of gender. They analyze questions of family law and international law and... more...