Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary

ISBN-10: 1454817658
ISBN-13: 9781454817659
Edition: 2013
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Copyright Year: 2013
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 936
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.466
Language: English

The Fifth Edition of Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentarypresents a comprehensive and thoroughly updated examination of issuesconcerning gender and the law. This highly regarded casebook artfully mergestheoretical and practical approaches, and includes an extensive teacher’smanual with links to media and other innovative materials.Features of this classroom-tested casebook include:Complete, up-to-date coverage of conventional “women and the law”issues, including employment law, affirmative action, sexual harassment,family, reproductive rights, sexuality, LGBT issues, domestic violence, rape,pornography, international women’s rights, global trafficking, women’s health,Title IX, and poverty and race.In depth discussion of the complex ways in which gender permeates the law, including issues relating to property, ethics, contracts, sports, andcriminal law.A theoretical frameworks organization that enables student to graspdifferent conceptualizations of equality and justice, and the difference theseframeworks make to the resolution of concrete legal problems.Skillfully chosen excerpts from legal cases, statutes, and law reviewarticles that form an ongoing dialogue within the book to stimulate thoughtand discussionNew to the Fifth Edition, which has been thoroughly and carefully edited:Comprehensive updating to include a number of timely issues, rangingfrom same-sex marriage and gays in the military, to sexual harassment, workand family balance, appearance discrimination, women in the legal profession,rape, curtailments of the right to choose an abortion, reproductivetechnologies, and transgendered individuals.New principal cases, includingGonzales v. Carhart (challenge to “partial-birth” abortion)State v. Alberts (application of rape shield law)Witt v. Department of the Air Force (challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’tTell” policy)In re Marriage Cases (California same-sex marriage case)Schroer v. Billington (recognition of Title VII claim by transsexual)Bah v. Mukasey (grant of asylum claim based on history of mandatoryfemale “circumcision”)Many more “Putting Theory into Practice” problems at theend of each section. These problems keep students grounded in concrete,real-life issues and develop their ability to think critically and fromdifferent analytical perspectives.A complete reorganization of Chapter 6, renamed “Identity,”that makes it more accessible and more teachable. Revamped Chapter 6 coversissues relating to gender identity, including problems of multiple,“intersecting” bases of discrimination such as sex discrimination combinedwith race, age, appearance, disability or religion discrimination;expectations associated with men and masculinity; difficulties of biologicaldefinition of sex and gender; the clash between U.S. feminist values andcultural practices; and critiques of paranoia, bad faith, and moralperfectionism in feminism.Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary, Fifth Edition, is athoughtful and skillful examination of gender and the law issues that face usall in the twenty-first century.

Summary of Contents
Formal Equality
Substantive Equality
Nonsubordination
Difference Theory
Autonomy
Identity

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