Women and Justice / Edition 2

Women and Justice / Edition 2

by Sheryl J. Grana
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742570010

ISBN-13: 9780742570016

Pub. Date: 11/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Understanding the contemporary place of women's lives requires an understanding of the historical legacies. Utilizing a sociological and feminist lens, Women and Justice examines what justice has meant in the lives of women. The book includes diverse quotes relating to the notion of justice and examines numerous issues_both civil and criminal_to bring a broader

Overview

Understanding the contemporary place of women's lives requires an understanding of the historical legacies. Utilizing a sociological and feminist lens, Women and Justice examines what justice has meant in the lives of women. The book includes diverse quotes relating to the notion of justice and examines numerous issues_both civil and criminal_to bring a broader understanding. As the only sociolegal text on the market that attempts to include both civil and criminal issues between two covers, the work is framed by the working term 'quadraplexation'_a term grounded in the work of feminist theorist Juliet Mitchell. This framework helps us to better understand how and why women are treated the way they are in contemporary society, and it helps to frame our understanding of the historical legal decision-making process. Motherhood, marriage and same-sex coupling, paid and unpaid labor, education, criminal behavior, and women practitioners' lives in the justice system are among the topics included in the text. Suggestions for creating a more just world for women are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742570016
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Women and Justice? Chapter 2: Ideas about Women Chapter 3: In the Beginning Chapter 4: The U.S. Constitution and the Notion of Equality Chapter 5: Crime and Criminality Chapter 6: Education Chapter 7: Paid and Unpaid Work Chapter 8: Women Professionals in the Justice System Chapter 9: Unmarried, Married, and Coupled Women’s Lives Chapter 10: Economics and Disadvsantage: Women's Poverty Chapter 11: Women, Their Bodies, and Violence Chapter 12: The Housing of Women Criminals Chapter 13: In Closing

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