Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Edited by: Simon Mortimore
Price: £225.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


UK Public Holiday May 2017

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 1st May and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd May.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 28th April will not be processed until Tuesday 2nd May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.

Hide this message

Gender, Sexualities and Law

Edited by: Jackie Jones, Anna Grear, Rachel Anne Fenton, Kim Stevenso

ISBN13: 9780415628747
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415574396

Despatched in 5 to 7 days.

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.

General Interest
Part 1: Theory, Law and Sex
1. Women and the Cast of Legal Persons, Ngaire Naffine
2. De/Sexing the Woman Lawyer, Rosemary Hunter
3. 'Sexing the Matrix': Embodiment, Disembodiment and the Law: Towards the Re-Gendering of Legal Personality?, Anna Grear
4. Vulnerability, Equality and the Human Condition, Martha A. Fineman

Part 2: Representations, Law and Sex
5. The 'Gendered Company' Revisited, Alice Belcher
6. The Public Sex of the Judiciary: The Appearance of the Irrelevant and the Invisible, Leslie J. Moran
7. Sexuality, Gender and Social Cognition: Lesbian and Gay Identity in Judicial Decision-Making, Todd Brower
8. The Gendered Dock: Reflections on the Impact of Gender Stereotyping in the Criminal Justice System, Judith Rowbotham

Part 3: Violence, Law and Sex
9. 'She Never Screamed out and Complained': Recognising Gender in Legal and Media Representations of Rape, Kim Stevenson
10. Gendering Rape: Social Attitudes towards Male and Female Rape, Phil N.S. Rumney and Natalia Hanley
11. When Hate is not Enough: Tackling Homophobic Violence, Iain McDonald
12. The Legal Construction of Domestic Violence: 'Unmasking' a Private Problem, Mandy Burton

Part 4: International Violence, Law and Sex
13. Criminalization or Protection? Tensions in the Construction of Prevention Strategies Concerning Trafficking for the Purposes of Sexual Exploitation, Anna Carline
14. A Woman's Honour and a Nation's Shame: 'Honour Killings' in Pakistan, Shilan Shah-Davis 15. Supranational Criminal Prosecution of Sexual Violence, Anne-Marie de Brouwer

Part 5: Reproduction, Law and Sex
16. The Strange Case of the Invisible Woman in Abortion Law Reform, Kate Gleeson
17. Third-Wave Feminism, Motherhood and the Future of Feminist Legal Theory, Bridget J. Crawford
18. 'Shall I be Mother?' Reproductive Autonomy, Feminism and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, Rachel Anne Fenton, D. Jane V. Rees and Sue Heenan
19. Motherhood and Autonomy in a Shared Parenting Climate, Susan B. Boyd

Part 6: Relationships, Law and Sex
20. A very British Compromise? Civil Partnerships, Liberalism by Stealth and the Fallacies of Neo-Liberalism, Jeffrey Weeks
21. Attitudes to Same-Sex Marriage in South African Muslim Communities: An Exploratory Study, Elsje Bonthuys and Natasha Erlank
22. Taking 'Sex' out of Marriage in the EU, Jackie Jones
23. From Russia (and Elsewhere) with Love: Mail Order Brides, Jennifer Marchbank