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Gender & the Law

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...