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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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    This volume explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in modern Europe. more...

  • Women and Propertyby Amy Louise Erickson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    `An impressive study.' - Germaine Greer. Amy Erickson combines legal, social and women's history in an imaginative and methodically interesting way to chart the limits and the contradictions of women as property owners. more...

  • Homosexuality, Law and Resistanceby Derek McGhee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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

    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. 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...