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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 38.99
Life Before Birth provides a coherent framework for addressing bioethical issues in which the moral status of embryos and fetuses is relevant. It is based on the "interest view" which ascribes moral standing to beings with interests, and connects the possession of interests with the capacity for conscious awareness or sentience. The theoretical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
The law is one of the primary means through which sexuality is constructed, monitored and controlled. In this much needed book, Carl Stychin provides a critical examination of the relationship between law and sexual orientation in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. The author exposes the connection between the law and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
There has been much debate about mental health law reform and mental capacity legislation in recent years with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities also having a major impact on thinking about the issue. This edited volume explores the concept of ?coercive care? in relation to individuals such as those with severe mental illnesses,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.97
Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of contemporary issues ? both topical and controversial ? raised by the gendered character of law, legal discourse and institutions. The gendering of law, persons and the legal profession, along with the gender bias... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 189.00
The fundamental idea of 'law and ageing' as a discrete category of legal principle and theory is controversial. This book presents a collection of different theoretical frameworks to the field of law and ageing. It describes the diverse and theoretical landscape of this field. more...
- NYU Press 2010; US$ 35.00
Among the many important tools feminist legal theorists have given scholars is that of anti-essentialism: all women are not created equal, and privilege varies greatly by circumstances,particularly that of race and class. Yet at the same time, feminist legal theory tends to view men through an essentialist lens, in which men are created equal. The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
The successful achievement of pregnancies following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was first reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other more controversial uses have arisen such as HLA typing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Feminists have recently begun to challenge the powerful influence of the law on the social and cultural construction of women?s roles, identities, and rights. At the Boundaries of Law is a timely and path-breaking work that provides a series of non-technical, interdisciplinary explorations into the nature and effects of legal regulation on women?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
Masculinity, Law and Family examines the construction of masculinity in a variety of areas of law pertaining to the family. Throughout, Richard Collier integrates recent theoretical developments in legal studies with a social theory of gender, the family and the social construction of masculinity. After an overview of theoretical positions and a critique... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00
The recognition of positive rights and the growing impact of human rights principles has recently orchestrated a number of reforms in mental health law, bringing increasing entitlement to an array of health services. In this book, Penelope Weller considers the relationship between human rights and mental health law, and the changing attitudes which... more...