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  • The Politics of Gay Marriage in Latin Americaby Jordi Díez

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 38.00

    Díez explores how and why Latin America has become a leader among nations in the passage of gay marriage legislation. more...

  • Queer Voices in Post-War Scotlandby Jeffrey Meek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book examines the experiences of gay and bisexual men who lived in Scotland during an era when all homosexual acts were illegal, tracing the historical relationship between Scottish society, the state and its male homosexual population using a combination of oral history and extensive archival research. more...

  • New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman Worldby Paul J. du Plessis

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    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 Roman law is not merely seen as a set of abstract concepts devoid of any background, but as a body of law which operated in... more...

  • Intersexuality and the Lawby Julie A. Greenberg

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    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...

  • License to Wedby Kimberly D. Richman

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 32.94

    ·        ?Carefully researched and skillfully written? Both highly readable and intellectually sophisticated.? ? Kathleen E. Hull, author of Same-Sex Marriage ·        ?An illuminating and moving study.? ? Stephanie Coontz, author of A Strange Stirring ?Wonderfully rich, deep, and surprising? A masterful and original work.?... more...

  • Gender And Crime In Modern Europeby Meg Arnot; Cornelie Usborne

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    This work explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in Europe in this period. taking a gendered approach, criminal prosecution and punishment are discussed in relation to the victims and perpretrators. This volume investigates various representations of femininity... more...

  • Women and Propertyby Amy Louise Erickson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    This ground-breaking book reveals the economic reality of ordinary women between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. Drawing on little-known sources, Amy Louise Erickson reconstructs day-to-day lives, showing how women owned, managed and inherited property on a scale previously unrecognised. Her complex and fascinating research, which contrasts... more...

  • Homosexuality, Law and Resistanceby Derek McGhee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explores contemporary social theory and developments in the study of sexuality through the analysis of law and its practices. Each chapter explores the power of discourse in law in relation to homosexualities, while simultaneously examining how homosexuals resist and disrupt these legal discourses. It is a valuable addition to the literature... more...

  • When Women Killby Belinda Morrissey

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    Why are we so reluctant to believe that women can mean to kill? Based on case-studies from the US, UK and Australia, this book looks at the ways in which female killers are constructed in the media, in law and in feminist discourse almost invariably as victims rather than actors in the crimes they commit. Morrissey argues that by denying the possibility... more...

  • Women's Rights and Human Rightsby Professor Patricia Grimshaw; Katie Holmes; Professor Marilyn Lake

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 205.00

    This international collection of historical work explores the breadth and creativity of women's struggles for human rights, citizenship and social justice across the world. It brings together twenty contributions by scholars in women's history, whose work reflects the global reach of the International Federation for Research in Women's History. In... more...