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Gender & the Law

  • Same-Sex Marriageby Kevin Alderson

    Insomniac Press 2004; US$ 16.95

    In the past three years, Canada has witnessed landmark court rulings in Ontario, B.C. and Quebec making it legal for gay men and lesbian women to marry. Legislation in the Netherlands and Belgium have also extended marriage to same-sex couples. Legal challenges before the U.S. courts in Hawaii, Vermont, Massachusetts, Oregon and California have had... more...

  • From Cape Town to Kabulby Penelope Andrews

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; 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 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...

  • Straightforwardby Ian Ayres; Jennifer Gerarda Brown

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.50

    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...

  • Our Lives Before the Lawby Judith A. Baer

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 37.50

    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$ 34.00

    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...

  • Women, Law and Human Rightsby Fareda Banda

    Hart Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 68.40

    Africa, with its mix of statute, custom and religion is at the centre of the debate about law and its impact on gender relations. This is because of the centrality of the gender question and its impact on the cultural relativism debate within human rights. It is therefore important to examine critically the role of law, broadly constructed, in African... 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...

  • The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Lawby Andrea Barnes

    Wiley 2005; US$ 65.00

    The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Law is a groundbreaking book that presents legal and psychological perspectives on how society has responded to the most vital (and often controversial) contemporary women's issues. The Handbook covers such important topics as abortion, rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, employment discrimination,... more...