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  • The End Of Equalityby Anne Summers

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 13.08

    A ground-breaking and explosive book on how women have been shortchanged by governments - one of the hottest and most contentious issues the nation faces in the first decade of the 21st century.In 1975, Anne Summers' groundbreaking book Damned Whores and God's Police changed forever the way we thought about women and their place in Australian history... more...

  • Intersexuality and the Lawby Julie A. Greenberg

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 34.00

    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 Mary Bernstein; Anna-Maria Marshall; Scott Barclay

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 29.75

    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$ 22.95

    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 executive... more...

  • Gender Myths v. Working Realitiesby Theresa M Beiner

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 46.75

    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 often... more...

  • Feminist Legal Historyby Tracy A. Thomas; Tracey Jean Boisseau

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Attuned to the social contexts within which laws are created, feminist lawyers, historians, and activists have long recognized the discontinuities and contradictions that lie at the heart of efforts to transform the law in ways that fully serve women?s interests. At its core, the nascent field of feminist legal history is driven by a commitment to... more...

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

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 22.95

    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 lawyers... more...

  • Getting in the Gameby Deborah L. Brake

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 22.10

    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...

  • Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummiesby Carrie Stone; John G. Culhane

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.99 US$ 27.99

    Grasp the latest legal information for gay and lesbian couples Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information... more...

  • Gender and Justiceby Sally J. Kenney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women?s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations,... more...