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Sex and Gender in the Legal Process

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Susan S.M. EdwardsTeacher, School of Law, University of Buckingham

ISBN13: 9781854315076
ISBN: 1854315072
Published: May 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.99

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This work examines the evolution of law and legal method, and challenges the law's claim to neutrality by examining its role in creating and reproducing inequality between the sexes. It considers many of the current debates, and in each, the law is stated with reference to recent developments in statute and judicial decisions in the UK and other jurisdictions.

The author illustrates how each issue is shaped by the current political climate and, where relevant, by the European Court. Reference is also made to US and Australian case law. The book should be of interest to students studying women and the law, family law, criminal law and jurisprudcence, as well as those on criminology and sociology courses. It should also be useful to family and criminal practitioners.

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General Interest
Part 1 Transsexuals in legal exile: the transsexual in family law - questions of marriage and parenting
the criminal liability of the transsexual
sex discrimination in employment, pensions and welfare benefit
transsexuals - the right to a post-operative sex
a human rights issue
transsexuals diagnosis - transsexual prognosis.
Part 2 Gay prohibition, social engineering and heterosexual hegemonics regulating public and private rights: human rights and civil liberties
intimate prohibitions
privacy or public morality
proscribing homosexual parenting
ideological control - proposition 6 (California), Amendment 2 (Colorado), Section 28 (UK)
homosexual contusions.
Part 3 Freedom from pornography in an age of sexual liberalism: countervailing definitions of pornography
harm in pornography
what should law do?
obscenity laws - morality issues
"R v Pornography Law"
protection of children - public harm
feminism - reformulating pornography law from depravity to harm.
Part 4 Woman's work