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Gender & the Law

  • Exploring Masculinitiesby Professor Martha Albertson Fineman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 59.95

    Written by leading experts in the area, this volume investigates the ways in which emerging masculinities theory in law could inform feminist legal theory in particular and law in general. As many of the chapters in this collection illustrate, law is constantly in a dynamic interaction with masculinities: it has both influenced existing masculinities... more...

  • From Cape Town to Kabulby Professor Penelope Andrews

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Using her experience of living under apartheid and witnessing its downfall and the subsequent creation of new governments in South Africa, the author examines and compares gender inequality in societies undergoing political and economic transformation. Broad in its thematic approach, the book generates challenging and complex questions about the achievement... more...

  • Gender in Refugee Lawby Efrat Arbel; Catherine Dauvergne; Jenni Millbank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress toward appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the world in the 1990s, and evaluates the extent to which... 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...

  • 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... more...

  • Our Lives Before the Lawby Judith A. Baer

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 39.95

    According to Judith Baer, feminist legal scholarship today does not effectively address the harsh realities of women's lives. Feminists have marginalized themselves, she argues, by withdrawing from mainstream intellectual discourse. In Our Lives Before the Law , Baer thus presents the framework for a new feminist jurisprudence--one that would return... more...

  • Feminist Constitutionalismby Beverley Baines; Daphne Barak-Erez; Tsvi Kahana

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Explores the relationship between constitutional law and feminism, offering a spectrum of approaches and analysis set across a wide range of topics. more...

  • From the Closet to the Courtroomby Carlos A. Ball; Michael Bronski

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    The advancement of LGBT rights has occurred through struggles large and small-on the streets, around kitchen tables, and on the Web. Lawsuits have also played a vital role in propelling the movement forward, and behind every case is a human story: a landlord in New York seeks to evict a gay man from his home after his partner of ten years dies of AIDS;... more...

  • Queer Mobilizationsby Scott Barclay; Mary Bernstein; Anna-Maria Marshall

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • From Civil Partnership to Same-Sex Marriageby Nicola Barker; Daniel Monk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 130.00

    The Civil Partnership Act 2004 and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 are important legal, social and historical landmarks, rich in symbolic, material and cultural meanings. While fiercely opposed by many, within mainstream narratives they are often represented as a victory in a legal reform process that commenced with the decriminalisation... more...