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Feminist Perspectives on Child Law

Daniel MonkKeele University, Jo BridgemanUniversity of Sussex

ISBN13: 9781859415252
ISBN: 1859415253
Published: December 2000
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Format: Paperback
Price: £46.99

Feminist Perspectives on Child Law is a collection of interdisciplinary socio-legal essays which explore the complex relationship between childhood,gender and the law. Drawing on a wide range of feminist and critical theories and empirical research, these original essays challenge the gender neutrality of law; they explore the shifting constructions of childhood by law, legal practice and popular culture; and they provide critical and timely insights into the complex relationship between adults and children. The essays go beyond the traditional boundaries of child law within the law school curriculum and within legal practice by addressing a wide range of issues, such as health, criminal justice, education, sexuality and domestic violence. By approaching these issues in innovative ways, the essays question the impact of gender on social and cultural understandings of childhood and on contemporary interpretations of child welfare and give voice to the different choices and experiences of male and female children.

Who is the Subject/Object of Child Law?; Children by Donation: Do they Have a Claim to their Genetic Parentage?; Mothers in France and England Who Do Not Wish to Bring Up Their Child: A Comparative Analysis; The Paramountcy Revisited in the Light of the Panic About Paedophilia; Men, Masculinity and Fatherhood; Child Abuse - A Male Problem?; Young Women and Criminal Justice; The Politics and Problematics of Child Sexuality; Educating Children: Gender and ""Appropriate"" Behaviour; Legal Boundaries, Childrens' Bodies; Legal Regulation of Images of Children; Law and Children in Literature; Feminism and Childrens' Rights; How Solicitors Problematise the Interests of Mothers, Fathers and Children; The Beijing Conference on Women.