Books in category Law – Gender & the Law

  • Agenda Setting the UN and NGOs

    Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs
    Jutta M. Joachim

    Jutta Joachim tells the story of how, in the years leading up to these decisions, women's organizations got savvy — framing the issues strategically, seizing political opportunities in the international environment, and taking advantage of …

  • Are We persons Yet

    Are We ‘persons’ Yet?
    Kathleen A. Lahey

    In 1929 women were declared ?persons? under the British North America Act. Seventy years later a similar move is afoot to establish constitutional personhood for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and transgendered people.

  • Women and the Death Penalty in the United States 1900 1998

    Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998
    Kathleen A. O’Shea

    Studies criminal cases from throughout the twentieth century in which women have been given the death penalty.

  • Gender and Law

    Gender and Law
    Katharine T. Bartlett, Deborah L. Rhode, Joanna L. Grossman

    The text provides complete, up-to-date coverage of conventional “women and the law” issues, including employment law and affirmative action, reproductive rights, LGBTQ issues, domestic violence, rape, pornography, international …

  • A Woman s Kingdom

    A Woman’s Kingdom
    Michelle Lamarche Marrese

    Marrese traces the extension of noblewomen's right to property and places this story in the broader context of the evolution of private property in Russia before the Great Reforms of the 1860s.

  • Westward Bound

    Westward Bound
    Lesley Erickson

    Westward Bound debunks the myth of Canada’s peaceful West and the masculine conceptions of law and violence upon which it rests by shifting the focus from Mounties and whisky traders to criminal cases involving women between 1886 and 1940 …

  • Eighteenth Century Women Poets

    Eighteenth Century Women Poets
    Roger Lonsdale

    Compiles poems from the eighteenth century by women, with biographical information on each poet, and includes commentary on the attitudes toward and opportunities for women in literature at the time.

  • Sex Crime and Literature in Victorian England

    Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England
    Ian Ward

    Alongside statutes such as the 1857 Matrimonial Causes Act and the 1864 Contagious Diseases Act, Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England contemplates those texts which shaped Victorian attitudes towards England's 'condition' and the …

  • Yale Law Journal Volume 123 Number 3 December 2013

    Yale Law Journal: Volume 123, Number 3 – December 2013
    Yale Law Journal

    The December issue of The Yale Law Journal (the third of Volume 123, academic year 2013-2014) features new articles and essays on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars.

  • Reaction and Resistance

    Reaction and Resistance
    Dorothy E. Chunn, Susan Boyd, Hester Lessard

    In this timely volume, contributors from various disciplines analyze reaction and resistance to feminism in several areas of law and policy child custody, child poverty, sexual harassment, and sexual assault and in a number of …

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