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Feminist Perspectives on Family Law

Edited by: Alison Diduck, Katherine O'Donovan

ISBN13: 9780415420365
ISBN: 0415420369
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £45.99

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Examining specific areas of family law from a feminist perspective, this book assesses the impact that feminism has had upon family law. It is deliberately broad in scope, as it takes the view that family law cannot be defined in a traditional way. In addition to issues of long-standing concern for feminists, it explores issues of current legal and political preoccupation such as civil partnerships, home-sharing, reproductive technologies and new initiatives in regulating family practices through the criminal law, including domestic violence and youth justice.

Family Law
1. Introduction: Feminism and Families Plus Ca Change?
2. Family Friendly?: Rights, Responsibilities and Relationship Recognition
3. Shared Households: A New Paradigm for Thinking about the Reform of Domestic Property Relations
4. What is a Parent?
5. Parents in Law: Subjective Impacts and Status Implications Around the Use of Licensed Donor Insemination
6. After Birth: Decisions about Becoming a Mother
7. The Ethic of Justice Strikes Back: Changing Narratives of Fatherhood
8. Domestic Violence, Men’s Groups and the Equivalence Argument
9. Feminist Perspectives on Youth Justice
10. Working Towards Credit for Parenting: A Consideration of Tax Credits as a Feminist Enterprise
11. 'The Branch on Which We Sit': Multiculturalism, Minority Women and Family Law
12. Feminist Legal Studies and the Subject(s) of Men: Questions of Text, Terrain and Context in the Politics of Family Law and Gender