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  • New Frontiersby Paul J. du Plessis

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    Headline: An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Blurb: Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are increasingly being asked to conduct research in an interdisciplinary manner whereby... 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...

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

    Wiley 2012; 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...

  • Grace, Tenacity and Eloquenceby Patrick Burnett; Shereen Karmali; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    While it is true that, like elsewhere in the world, African women are not yet equal to men, toiling day and night amidst grinding poverty while facing harsh cultural, traditional, and social prejudices is only part of the story. The writings in this book show that women in Africa are fighting for their rights with grace, tenacity, and eloquence.... more...

  • Equality - A New Frameworkby Bob Hepple; Mary Coussey; Tufyal Choudhury

    Hart Publishing Limited 2000; US$ 52.20

    The need for a legislative framework for ensuring equality of opportunity is not seriously questioned in the UK. However,despite the presence on the Statute book of various significant pieces legislation dating back to the mid 1970s, there remain deep-seated structural disadvantages which blight the lives of many women, Black and Asian people, and... more...

  • Fathers' Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspectiveby Sally Sheldon; Richard Collier

    Hart Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 34.20

    The legal status, responsibilities and rights of men who are fathers - married or unmarried, cohabiting or separated, biological or social in nature - is a topic with a long and well-documented history. Yet recent developments in a number of countries suggest a growing politicisation of the relationship between law and fatherhood. In some countries,... more...

  • Feminist Judgmentsby Clare McGlynn; Rosemary Hunter; Erika Rackley

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 45.00

    While feminist legal scholarship has thrived within universities and in some sectors of legal practice, it has yet to have much impact within the judiciary or on judicial thinking. Thus, while feminist legal scholarship has generated comprehensive critiques of existing legal doctrine, there has been little opportunity to test or apply feminist knowledge... more...

  • After Legal Equalityby Robert Leckey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense that law reforms driven by equality call for fresh lines... 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...

  • 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...