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Gender & the Law

  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Julian V. Roberts is a professor at the University of Oxford, UK. He has been conducting research, teaching and publishing on the subject of sentencing since 1982. 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...

  • Shades of Grey - Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Womenby Anna Carline; Patricia Easteal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Arguing that law must be looked at holistically, this book investigates the ?hidden gender? of the so-called neutral or objective legal principles that structure the law addressing violence against women. Adopting an explicitly feminist perspective, it investigates how legal responses to violence against women presuppose, maintain and perpetuate a... more...

  • Subversive Propertyby Sarah Keenan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and belonging, rather than exclusion. Drawing on feminist and critical... more...

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Sexual orientation and gender identity are separate, distinct parts of people’s overall identity. Equality and freedom from discrimination are human rights belonging to all people, however, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people experience hostility in many areas of everyday life. This book explores issues involving... more...

  • After Legal Equalityby Robert Leckey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense that law reforms driven by equality call for fresh lines... more...

  • Women and the Familyby Beth Hess; Marvin B Sussman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Despite the pervasive changes that have taken place in women?s lives in the past twenty-five years--increased participation in the labor force, the attainment of higher levels of education, and higher salaries--comparable changes in the division of family labor and in the roles of men have lagged considerably. In this timely book, the editors and other... more...

  • Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rightsby Juliet Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Scenes of violence and incisions into the flesh inform?the demand for law. The scene of little girls being held down in practices of female circumcision has been a defining and definitive image that demands the attention of human rights, and the intervention of law. But the investment in protecting women and little girls from such a cut is not all... more...

  • Sexuality and Human Rightsby Phillip Tahmindjis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Finally—a comparative overview of sexuality and human rights issues and law! Human rights issues exist globally, particularly when they have to do with sexuality. Sexuality and Human Rights: A Global Overview focuses on the controversial issues of human sexuality and the legal challenges that LGBT individuals face. Internationally recognized legal... more...