Women and the U.S. Constitution: History, Interpretation, and Practice

Women and the U.S. Constitution: History, Interpretation, and Practice

by Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach
     
 

Divided into three parts -- History, Interpretation, and Practice -- this provocative volume incorporates law, history, political theory, and philosophy to analyze the U.S. Constitution as a whole in relation to the rights and fate of women.

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Divided into three parts -- History, Interpretation, and Practice -- this provocative volume incorporates law, history, political theory, and philosophy to analyze the U.S. Constitution as a whole in relation to the rights and fate of women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231128926
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2004
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach is associate professor of philosophy at Baruch College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She is the author of On Civic Friendship (forthcoming) as well as of numerous articles in social, political, and feminist theory. Patricia Smith is professor of philosophy at Baruch College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She is the author of Liberalism and Affirmative Obligation and the editor of numerous volumes including Feminist Jurisprudence.

Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: History Women and Constitutional Interpretation: The Forgotten Value of Civic Friendship, by Sibyl A. SchwarzenbachPart II: Interpretation: The Founding PeriodPart III. Practice Representation of Women in the Constitution, by Jan LewisDeclarations of Independence: Women and Divorce in the Early Republic, by Norma BaschWho Are We Kidding? It Was All About Property Stupid: Notes on Basch and Lewis, by Carol BerkinReconstructionDavis Women, Bondage and the Reconstructed Constitution, by Peggy CooperThe Unkept Promise of the 13th Amendment: A Call forReparations, by Adjoa AiyetoroWomen and the Welfare StateThe Culture of Work Enforcement: Race, Gender and U.S. Welfare Policy, by Francis Fox PivenThe Silent Constitution: Affirmative Obligation and the Feminization of Poverty, by Patricia SmithThe US Constitution in Comparative ContextFederalism(s), Feminism, Families, and the Constitution, by Judith ResnikWhat's Privacy Got to Do With It? A Comparative Approach to the Feminist Critique, by Martha NussbaumWomen's Human Rights and the U.S. Constitution: Initiating a Dialogue, by Carol GouldPrivacy and Family LawBattered Women, Feminist Lawmaking, Privacy and Equality, by Elizabeth SchneiderInfringements of Women's Constitutional Rights in Religious Lawmaking on Abortion, by Lucinda PeachWhat Place for Family Privacy?, by Martha FinemanThe Right of Privacy and Gay/Lesbian Sexuality: Beyond Decriminalization to Equal Recognition, by David RichardsWomen and WorkThe Gender of Discrimination: Race, Sex, and Fair Employment, by Eileen BorisSecond Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach, by Susan SturmOur Economy of Mothers and Others: Women and Economics Revisited, by Joan WilliamsCitizenship and the Equal Rights AmendmentWomen and Citizenship: the Virginia Military Institute Case, by Philippa StrumHeightened Scrutiny: An Alternative Route to Constitutional Equality for U.S. Women, by Cynthia HarrisonWhatever Happened to the ERA?, by Jane Mansbridge

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