(New) in Print
Book Launch and Talk by Professor Ruthann Robson, University Distinguished Professor, CUNY School of LawDressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality and Democracy
September 23 1230 Osgoode Hall 2027
Please RSVP – lunch will be served and space is limited: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have copies of the newly published Dressing Constitutionally on hand for purchase, thanks to the Yorku Bookstore.
Check out Professor Robson’s blog on the subject of Dressing Constitutionally, here.
Perhaps all those ORs should have been ANDs – you can also follow More >
At its most hopeful, Andrews’ book presents the struggle for equality in South Africa as it was mounted against the Apartheid state, resulting in a new constitutional regime devoted to transformative law and politics. Andrews attributes the fact that this transformation included gender equality to a confluence of forces, but most importantly women’s participation. She suggests that the path chosen by South Africa is a model for many other nations, stressing that the involvement of women at all levels More >
I reviewed Sara Ahmed’s On Being Included on Jotwell, here: bit.ly/1cdXfyg
After reading Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia1 and attending the Symposium organized around the book by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice, I came home to find Sara Ahmed’s On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life waiting in my mailbox (this Jot is about On Being Included, although I’m quite prepared to say that I like Presumed Incompetent (lots) as well). The combination of these two books, both filled with personal stories and institutional insight, cracked my vision of my own place More >
Helen Reece, reader in law at LSE recently published “Rape Myths: Is Elite Opinion Right and Popular Opinion Wrong?” in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (H Reece, ‘Rape Myths: Is Elite Opinion Right and Popular Opinion Wrong?’ (2013) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, online: <http://ojls.oxfordjournals.org/citmgr?gca=oxjlsj;gqt006v1> First published online: March 25, 2013. Here the Guardian provided a summary of the arguments. Here is the abstract, but do click through for the article.
England and Wales have recently experienced wide-ranging rape law reform and a galloping rape reporting rate but no comparable increase in rape convictions, leading many erstwhile More >
Jotwell: Grant reviews Fournier, McDougall & Dekker “Dishonour, Provocation and Culture: Through the Beholder’s Eye?”
Isabel Grant (UBC Law) reviews Pascale Fournier (Ottawa Civil Law Section), Pascal McDougall & Anna R. Dekker, Dishonour, Provocation and Culture: Through the Beholder’s Eye?, 16(2) Can. Crim. L. Rev. 161 (2012), here.
In their thought-provoking work Dishonour, Provocation and Culture: Through the Beholder’s Eye?, Pascale Fournier, Pascal McDougall and Anna R. Dekker use a unique blend of historical, cross-cultural and empirical analysis to reveal the connections between so-called “honour killings” and intimate femicides where the defence of provocation is invoked. While “honour killings” typically involve “non-Western” defendants, and concerns about gender equality are more explicit, intimate femicides raise similar More >