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Gender & the Law

  • Humanity, Freedom and Feminismby Jill Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    While some feminists seek to use ideas of the 'universal human subject' to include women, others argue that such ideas are intrinsically masculine and exclude the feminine. This book analyzes and critiques 'second wave' feminists who discuss how philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, Descartes, Hobbes and Kant regard human beings and their capacities.... more...

  • Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputesby Samia Bano

    Brandeis University Press 2017; US$ 39.99

    How mediation and religious dispute-resolution mechanisms operate within diverse communities more...

  • Gender, Psychology, and Justiceby Corinne C. Datchi; Julie R. Ancis

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Reveals how gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation in ways that impact the legal status and well-being of women and girls in the justice system.   Women and girls? contact with the justice system is often influenced by gender-related assumptions and stereotypes. The justice practices of the past 40 years have been largely based... more...

  • The Balance Gapby Sarah Cote Hampson

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 22.95

    In recent decades, laws and workplace policies have emerged that seek to address the "balance" between work and family. Millions of women in the U.S. take some time off when they give birth or adopt a child, making use of "family-friendly" laws and policies in order to spend time recuperating and to initiate a bond with their children. The Balance... more...

  • Blaming Mothersby Linda C. Fentiman

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    A gripping explanation of the biases that lead to the blaming of pregnant women and mothers.   Are mothers truly a danger to their children?s health? In 2004, a mentally disabled young woman in Utah was charged by prosecutors with murder after she declined to have a Caesarian section and subsequently delivered a stillborn child.  In 2010, a pregnant... more...

  • Fragile Moralities and Dangerous Sexualitiesby Alana Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In this book Alana Barton explores the social control and disciplining of unruly and 'deviant' women from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Her particular focus is the 'semi penal' institution, a category that includes refuges, reformatories and homes. She suggests that these occupy a unique position within the social control 'continuum',... more...

  • (Un)thinking Citizenshipby Amanda Gouws

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The study of citizenship in the context of South Africa implicitly challenges the rights-based democracy in South Africa, while literature regarding women and citizenship has greatly contributed to a new understanding of citizenship. Locally, many global processes are reproduced in the discourse of rights-claiming, issues of institutional representation,... more...

  • Gender Injusticeby Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Gender equality and the importance of the law in combating discrimination are issues explored by this insightful work. Gender Injustice allows readers a better understanding of the issue of inequality and aims to increase the likelihood of achieving gender justice in the future. It investigates equality in employment for men and women in terms of the... more...

  • Law Unlimitedby Margaret Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book engages with a traditional yet persistent question of legal theory ? what is law? However, instead of attempting to define and limit law, the aim of the book is to unlimit law, to take the idea of law beyond its conventionally accepted boundaries into the material and plural domains of an interconnected human and nonhuman world. Against... more...

  • Women's Social and Legal Issues in African Current Affairsby Victoria M. Time; Timothy Austin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book discusses the causes of women's marginalization in Africa, addressing issues such as time poverty, lack of education, poor governance, human trafficking, and cultural practices such as early marriages and bride price. It provides recommendations on policies and initiatives that would elevate women?s livelihood and societal standing in African... more...