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Women and the U. S. Constitution History, Interpretation, and Practice

ISBN-10: 0231128932

ISBN-13: 9780231128933

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach, Patricia Smith

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Incorporating law, history, political theory & philosophy, the contributors analyse the U.S. Constitution in relation to the rights & fate of women.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach is professor of philosophy at the City University of New York (Baruch College and the University Graduate Center). She is the author of many articles and editor, with Patricia Smith, of Women and the United States Constitution: History, Interpretation, and Practice.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Women and Constitutional Interpretation: The Forgotten Value of Civic Friendship
History
The Founding Period
Representation of Women in the Constitution
Declarations of Independence: Women and Divorce in the Early Republic
The Explanation Lies in Property: Gender and Its Connection to Economic Considerations
Reconstruction
Women, Bondage, and the Reconstructed Constitution
The Unkept Promise of the Thirteenth Amendment: A Call for Reparations
Women and the Welfare State
The Culture of Work Enforcement: Race, Gender and U.S. Welfare Policy
The Silent Constitution: Affirmative Obligation and the Feminization of Poverty
Interpretation
The U.S. Constitution in Comparative Context
Federalism(s), Feminism, Families, and the Constitution
What's Privacy Got to Do With It? A Comparative Approach to the Feminist Critique
Women's Human Rights and the U.S. Constitution: Initiating a Dialogue
Privacy and Family Law
Battered Women, Feminist Lawmaking, Privacy, and Equality
Infringements of Women's Constitutional Rights in Religious Lawmaking on Abortion
What Place for Family Privacy?
The Right to Privacy and Gay/Lesbian Sexuality: Beyond Decriminalization to Equal Recognition
Women and Work
The Gender of Discrimination: Race, Sex, and Fair Employment
Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
Our Economy of Mothers and Others: Women and Economics Revisited
Practice
Citizenship and the Equal Rights Amendment
Women and Citizenship: The Virginia Military Institute Case
"Heightened Scrutiny": An Alternative Route to Constitutional Equality for U.S. Women
Whatever Happened to the ERA?
About the Contributors
Index