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  • 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...

  • Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narrativesby Shampa Roy

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 118.11

    This book examines diverse literary writings in Bangla related to crime in late nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial Bengal, with a timely focus on gender. It analyses crime-centred fiction and non-fiction in the region to see how actual or imagined crimes related to women were shaped and fashioned into images and narratives for contemporary... more...

  • In Your Defenceby Sarah Langford

    Transworld 2018; US$ 23.96

    Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom. These stories may not make headlines but they will change the lives of ordinary people in... more...

  • Enslaved Daughtersby Sudhir Chandra

    OUP India 2008; US$ 33.99

    This is the second edition of a remarkable study of a young woman's defiant stand against Hindu orthodoxy and the colonial legal establishment in the late nineteenth century India. It revolves around a suit for 'restitution of conjugal rights' filed against Rukhmabai, who was married at age eleven and refused to go and live with her husband. This lucid... more...

  • Internet Sex Workby Teela Sanders; Jane Scoular; Rosie Campbell; Jane Pitcher; Stewart Cunningham

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.78

    This book takes readers behind the screen to uncover how digital technologies have affected the UK sex industry. The authors use extensive new datasets to explore the working practices, safety and regulation of the sex industry, for female, male and trans sex workers primarily working in the UK. Insights are given as to how sex workers use the internet... more...

  • The Homosexual(ity) of lawby Leslie Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Class Actionby Clara Bingham; Laura Leedy Gansler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.00

    The true story of Lois Jenson, a petite single mother, who was among the first women hired by a northern Minnesota iron mine in 1975. In this brutal workplace, female miners were relentlessly threatened with pornographic graffiti, denigrating language, stalking, and physical assaults. Terrified of losing their jobs, the women kept their problems... more...

  • Entry Deniedby Eithne Luibhéid

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Since the late nineteenth century, immigrant women’s sexuality has been viewed as a threat to national security, to be contained through strict border-monitoring practices. By scrutinizing this policy, its origins, and its application, Eithne Luibhéid shows how the U.S. border became a site not just for controlling female sexuality but also for contesting,... more...

  • Women and Justiceby Sheryl J. Grana

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 69.00

    Women and Justice takes a sociolegal look at the historical and contemporary state of justice in women's lives. Sheryl Grana thoroughly examines civil justice issues such as marriage, divorce, same-sex coupling, motherhood, education and paid work, as well as criminal justice issues such as women's criminality. Grounded in the framework of the working... more...

  • Atlas of Gender and Developmentby OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 74.00

    Illustrated with graphics and maps, the Atlas of Gender and Development gives readers a unique insight into the impact of social institutions − traditions, social norms and cultural practices − on gender equality in 124 non-OECD countries. Gender inequality holds back not just women but the economic and social development of entire societies.... more...