Gender, Sexualities and Law / Edition 1

Gender, Sexualities and Law / Edition 1

by Jackie Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415574390

ISBN-13: 9780415574396

Pub. Date: 05/26/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 of

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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 of legal outcomes, has been a fractious,
but fertile, focus of reflection. It has, moreover, been an important site of political struggle. This collection of essays offers an unrivalled examination of its various contemporary dimensions, focusing on: issues of theory and representation; violence, both national and international; reproduction and parenting; and partnership, sexuality, marriage and the family. Gender, Sexualities and Law will be invaluable for all those engaged in research and study of the law (and related fields) as a form of gendered power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415574396
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/26/2011
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Gender, Law, Sex and Theory 1. Sexing the Matrix: Embodiment, Gender and Disembodied Law, A Grear 2. The Legal Concept of Sex, N Naffine 3. Re-thinking Sex/Gender in International Law, D Otto 4. De/Sexing the Woman Lawyer, R Hunter 5. The Vulnerable Subject, the Responsive State and Equality, M Fineman Part 2: Gender, Law, Sex and Represenation 6. The Public Sex of the Judiciary: The Appearance of the Irrelevant and the Invisible, L Moran 7. The Gendered Company 10 years on, A Belcher 8. The Gendered Dock: Reflections on Concepts of Masculinity and Femininity in the Criminal Justice System 1850-1959, J Rowbottom 9. Sexuality, Gender, and Social Cognition: Schema Theory and Lesbian and Gay Identity in Judicial Decision Making, T Brower Part 3: Violence, Law and Sex: National Perspectives 10. Gendering Rape: Social Attitudes and Law Enforcement, P Rumney 11. The Legal Construction of Domestic Violence: Unmasking a 'Private' Problem, M Burton 12. Intimate Violations: Recognising Gender in Legal and Media Representations of Violence, K Stevenson 13. In Her Defence? Gender Neutrality or Gendered Reality? Defences for Abused Women who Kill, G Dance Part 4: Violence, Law and Sex: International Perspectives 14. The Shame of 'Honour Killings' in Pakistan, S Shah-Davis 15. Ratifying the Convention: Critical Perspectives on the Council of Europe and the UK's Action Plan Against Trafficking, A Carline 16. Prosecuting Sexual Violence under Supranational Criminal Law, A-M Brouwer 17. The Role of Women in Post-Conflict Resolution, N Quenivet Part 5: Family, Law and Sex 18. Shall I Be Mother?, R Fenton, S Heenan, J Rees 19. Marginal Parenthood, G Letherby 20. The Sex of Mothering, M van den Brink 21. The Strange Case of the Invisible Woman in Abortion Law Reform, K Gleeson 22. Arthur, Martha and the Invisibles, I McDonald Part 6: Marriage, Law and Sex 23. Marriage and Civil Unions in South African Muslim Communities, E Bonthuys and N Erlank 24. Taking sex out of marriage in the EU, J Jones 25. From Russia (and Elsewhere) with Love - Policy Responses to 'Mail Order Brides', J Marchbank 26. The Civil Partnership Act: A Very British Compromise, J Weeks

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