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Gender & the Law

  • Pistols and Petticoatsby Erika Janik

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn?t the first or only policewoman, but she became the... more...

  • Gender and the Open Method of Coordinationby Samantha Velluti; Fiona Beveridge

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Containing contributions by some of the best known researchers in the field, this volume considers the intersection between the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), a relatively new mode of policy-making, and gender equality, a long-standing area of EU policy. It draws on a range of disciplinary perspectives to examine the effectiveness of the OMC as... more...

  • Making It Legalby Frederick Hertz; Emily

    NOLO 2016; US$ 29.99

    There is nothing else like it on the market. It is the most up to date and complete guide to same-sex relationships that exists. more...

  • Feminism, Law, and Religionby Elizabeth R. Schiltz; Marie A. Failinger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    With contributions from some of the most prominent voices writing on gender, law and religion today, this book illuminates some of the conflicts at the intersection of feminism, theology and law. It examines a range of themes from the viewpoint of identifiable traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, from a theoretical and practical... more...

  • Exploring Masculinitiesby Martha Albertson Fineman; Michael Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    While masculinities theory has had much to say on relationships of subordination, few feminist legal scholars have examined the implications of masculinities theory for feminist legal theory. 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... more...

  • Group Representation, Feminist Theory, and the Promise of Justiceby Angela D. Ledford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    There has been much important work done in the past two decades in America on issues of under representation based on social differences such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and age. While this scholarship has examined the ways in which women and racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities suffer disproportionately on measures of full citizenship,... more...

  • Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debatesby Karen Tracy

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    This book examines the discourse of judges and attorneys, and legislators and citizens as they debated whether same-sex couples should be permitted to marry. Karen Tracy shows that change in Americans' attitudes occurred concurrently with changes in speakers' language use that went from framing sexual orientation as a "lifestyle" to talking about... more...

  • Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rightsby Diana Tietjens Meyers

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    Victim's Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights addresses questions suggested by the worldwide persistence of human rights abuse and the prevalence of appeals to victims' stories in human rights campaigns, truth commissions, and international criminal tribunals. The book mobilizes philosophical theory to illuminate victims' stories and appeals... more...

  • Homicide, Gender and Responsibilityby Kate Fitz-Gibbon; Sandra Walklate

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The crime of homicide has long animated academic debate, community concern and political attention. The discussion has often centered on the perceived (in)adequacy of legal responses to homicide, questions of culpability, and divergent representations of victims and offenders. Within this, notions of gender, responsibility and justice are pivotal.... more...

  • Sexual Offencesby Samantha Pegg; Anne Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Sexual Offences: Law and Context presents the substantive law governing sexual offending in England and Wales in its socio-legal and historical context. It outlines the complexities of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, associated pieces of legislation and the common law offences in a clear, linear narrative. The book highlights and discusses key themes... more...