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Gender & the Law

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  • Domestic Violenceby Deborah Lockton; Richard Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1997, this book marks a culmination of a three year research programme focused upon the incidence of domestic violence in Leicester. The study examined the levels of violence, the details of applicants and respondents and the nature of complaints, as well as the policies applied and the problems faced by those enforcing the law.... more...

  • Wayward Womenby Lucy Williams

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    We most often think of the Victorian female offender in her most archetypal and stereotypical roles; the polite lady shoplifter, stowing all manner of valuables beneath her voluminous crinolines, the tragic street waif of Dickensian fiction or the vicious femme fatale who wreaked her terrible revenge with copious poison. Yet the stories in popular... more...

  • New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal Historyby Sara L. Kimble; Marion Röwekamp

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book integrates women’s history and legal studies within the broader context of modern European history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sixteen contributions from fourteen countries explore the ways in which the law contributes to the social construction of gender. They analyze questions of family law and international law and... more...

  • Marriage, Law and Gender in Revolutionary Chinaby Xiaoping Cong

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Explores the social and cultural significance of Chinese communist legal practice in constructing marriage and gender relations in the turbulent period from 1940 to 1960. more...

  • Twisting Title IXby Robert L. Shibley

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 5.99

    This is the story of how Title IX, a 1972 law intended to ban sex discrimination in education, became a monster that both the federal government and many college administrators treat as though it supersedes both the U.S. Constitution and hundreds of years of common law. It's a story about the victims of this lawmen and women bothand of the unaccountable... more...

  • Women and Leadershipby Deborah L. Rhode

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Women and Leadership explores the causes and consequences of the underrepresentation of women in America's leadership roles. Drawing on comprehensive research and a survey of prominent women leaders, Rhode describes the reasons for gender inequity in leadership and identifies compelling solutions. Women and Leadership is essential reading for... more...

  • Women and Leadershipby Deborah L. Rhode

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Women and Leadership explores the causes and consequences of the underrepresentation of women in America's leadership roles. Drawing on comprehensive research and a survey of prominent women leaders, Rhode describes the reasons for gender inequity in leadership and identifies compelling solutions. Women and Leadership is essential reading for... more...

  • He's Goneby Alex Clare

    Impress Books 2016; US$ 5.99

    How do you find a missing child when his mother doesn't believe you have the right to even exist? When Detective Inspector Roger Bailley returns to work as Robyn, all she wants is to get on with the job she loves while finally being herself. When toddler Ben Chivers is snatched from a shopping centre on her first day back at work, Robyn has to find... more...

  • 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$ 119.36

    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...