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Gender & the Law

  • Liberty and Sexualityby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Pulitzer Prize?winning author David J. Garrow?s stirring and essential history of the politics of abortion and America?s battle for the right to choose In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, and more than forty years later the issue continues to spark controversy and divisiveness. But behind... more...

  • Women's Voices in Tudor Wills, 1485?1603by Dr Susan E. James

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Contributing an original dimension to the significant body of published scholarship on women in 16th-century England, this study examines the largest corpus of women?s private writings available to historians: their wills. In these, female voices speak out, commenting on their daily lives, on identity, gender, status, familial relationships and social... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Sexual Constitution of Political Authorityby Aleardo Zanghellini

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 130.00

    While there is no shortage of studies addressing the state?s regulation of the sexual, research into the ways in which the sexual governs the state and its attributes is still in its infancy. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority argues that there are good reasons to suppose that our understandings of state power quiver with erotic undercurrents.... more...

  • A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990sby Nancy Woloch

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws?such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and... 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...

  • Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Walesby Julian V. Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume explores the theory and practice of sentencing in England and Wales, exploring issues such as the role of previous convictions, offender remorse and sentencing female offenders, as well as drawing upon a new and unique source of data from the Crown courts. more...

  • Unemployment, Welfare, and Masculine Citizenshipby Marjorie Levine-Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book examines how, from the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, British policymakers, welfare providers, and working-class men struggled to accommodate men's dependence on the state within understandings of masculine citizenship. more...

  • The Role of Consent in Human Traffickingby Jessica Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Human trafficking is consistently featured on the global political agenda. This book examines the trafficking of adult female victims for sexual exploitation, and specifically the understanding of consent and its influence in the identification and treatment of trafficking victims. Jessica Elliott argues that when applied to situations of human... more...