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Gender and Equality Law

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Edited by: Julie Goldscheid

ISBN13: 9781409438953
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £230.00

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This volume draws on several decades of advocacy for law reform to advance gender equality.The essays illustrate the evolution of dominant theoretical approaches and trace their application to core issues, such as the meaning of gender, family formation and roles, equality in the workplace, reproductive rights and violence. The selections are international in their range and include recent works that summarize foundational discussions as well as less well-known articles and essays which capture defining issues with enduring resonance. Taken together, these articles form the basis for discussions of recurring themes such as: how best to define and account for biological, social or cultural differences based on gender; how the law can recognize historic and ongoing gender subordination while supporting individuals' autonomy and agency; and the nature and role of women's sexuality. They exemplify the ongoing dialectic between well-intentioned reform and unintended consequences that characterizes ongoing efforts to advance equality based on gender.

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Discrimination Law
Part I Theoretical Approaches and Overview: Three stages of feminist legal theory, Martha Chamallas
Feminist theories and international law, Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin
Feminist legal theory and understandings of equality: one step forward or two steps back, Reg Graycar and Jenny Morgan
Power and danger: feminist engagement with international law through the UN Security Council, Diane Otto
Naming gender stereotyping, Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack
EU gender equality law, Susanne Burri and Sacha Prechal.

Part II Gender: Multiple and Complex Identities: Theorizing yes: an essay on feminism, law and desire, Katherine Franke
New complexity theories: from theoretical innovation to doctrinal reform, Darren Hutchison
The transgender rights imaginary, Paisley Currah
Theorizing class, gender and the law: three approaches, Angela Harris.

Part III Family: Transracial adoption: mothers, hierarchy, race, and feminist legal theory, Twila Perry
Who's afraid of polygamy? Exploring the boundaries of family, equality and custom in South Africa, Ruthann Robson.

Part IV Work: Leave - work/family: Work, caregiving, and masculinities, Ann C. McGinley
Work/family reconciliation, equal opportunities and social policies: the interpretation of policy trajectories at the EU level and the meaning of gender equality, Jane Lewis. Low Wage Workers: The four-day working week: but what about Ms Coke, Ms Upton, and Ms Blankenship? Shirley Lung
Gender and work: conclusion: the limits of labor law, Elsje Bonthuys. Sexual Harassment: The sanitized workplace revisited, Vicky Schultz. Sex Work and Trafficking: Migrant women and the legal politics of anti-trafficking interventions, Ratna Kapur. Reproductive Rights: Book review: creating and solving the problem of drug use during pregnancy: Misconceiving Mothers: Legislators, Prosecutors, and the Politics of Prenatal Drug Exposure by Laura E. Gomez, Dorothy E. Roberts
Sex equality arguments for reproductive rights: their critical basis and evolving constitutional expression, Reva Siegel
The global reproductive health and rights agenda: opportunities and challenges for the future, Laura Reichenback. Violence: The violence of privacy, Elizabeth M. Schneider
Violence against women as sex discrimination (VAW=SD): evaluating a feminist strategy, Alice Edwards
Rethinking anti-violence strategies: lessons from the Black women's movement in Britain, Julia Sudbury
Compounding the triple jeopardy: battering in lesbian of color relationships, Valli Kalei Kanuha
End torture, end domestic violence, Rhonda Copelon
The duty to protect women from sexual violence in South Africa, Sibongile Ndashe
Disjunctures between global law and local justice, Sally Engel Merry
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