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  • 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...

  • Straightforwardby Ian Ayres; Jennifer Gerarda Brown

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 34.50

    What can straight people do to support gay rights? How much work or sacrifice must allies take on to do their share? Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown--law professors, activists, husband and wife--propose practical strategies for helping straight men and women advocate for and with the gay community. Straightforward advances a thesis that is at once... more...

  • Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?by Susan Moller Okin; Joshua Cohen; Matthew Howard; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    Polygamy, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, punishing women for being raped, differential access for men and women to health care and education, unequal rights of ownership, assembly, and political participation, unequal vulnerability to violence. These practices and conditions are standard in some parts of the world. Do demands for multiculturalism--and... 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$ 195.00

    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...

  • Beyond Comparisonby Timothy Macklem

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 35.00

    This work focuses on discrimination in terms of what it is to be a woman. more...

  • Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Lawby Lois Bibbings; Donald Nicolson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...