Jackie Jones, Anna Grear, Rachel Anne Fenton and Kim Stevenson, eds. 2011, Routledge.
Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of issues – both topical and controversial – raised by the gendered character of law and legal discourse.
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Contents: Part One: Theory, Law and Sex 1. Women and the Cast of Legal Persons, Ngaire Naffine 2. De/Sexing the Woman Lawyer, Rosemary Hunter 3. ‘Sexing the Matrix’: Embodiment, Disembodiment and the Law: Towards the Re-Gendering of Legal Personality?, Anna Grear 4. Vulnerability, Equality and the Human Condition, Martha A. Fineman Part Two: Representations, Law and Sex 5. The ‘Gendered Company’ Revisited, Alice Belcher 6. The Public Sex of the Judiciary: The Appearance of the Irrelevant and the Invisible, Leslie J. Moran 7. Sexuality, Gender and Social Cognition: Lesbian and Gay Identity in Judicial Decision-Making, Todd Brower 8. The Gendered Dock: Reflections on the Impact of Gender Stereotyping in the Criminal Justice System, Judith Rowbotham Part Three: Violence, Law and Sex 9. ‘She Never Screamed out and Complained’: Recognising Gender in Legal and Media Representations of Rape, Kim Stevenson 10. Gendering Rape: Social Attitudes towards Male and Female Rape, Phil N.S. Rumney and Natalia Hanley 11. When Hate is not Enough: Tackling Homophobic Violence, Iain McDonald 12. The Legal Construction of Domestic Violence: ‘Unmasking’ a Private Problem, Mandy Burton Part Four: International Violence, Law and Sex 13. Criminalization or Protection? Tensions in the Construction of Prevention Strategies concerning Trafficking for the Purposes of Sexual Exploitation, Anna Carline 14. A Woman’s Honour and a Nation’s Shame: ‘Honour Killings’ in Pakistan, Shilan Shah-Davis 15. Supranational Criminal Prosecution of Sexual Violence, Anne-Marie de Brouwer Part Five: Reproduction, Law and Sex 16. The Strange Case of the Invisible Woman in Abortion Law Reform, Kate Gleeson 17. Third-Wave Feminism, Motherhood and the Future of Feminist Legal Theory, Bridget J. Crawford 18. ‘Shall I be Mother?’ Reproductive Autonomy, Feminism and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, Rachel Anne Fenton, D. Jane V. Rees and Sue Heenan 19. Motherhood and Autonomy in a Shared Parenting Climate, Susan B. Boyd Part Six: Relationships, Law and Sex 20. A very British Compromise? Civil Partnerships, Liberalism by Stealth and the Fallacies of Neo-Liberalism, Jeffrey Weeks 21. Attitudes to Same-Sex Marriage in South African Muslim Communities: an Exploratory Study, Elsje Bonthuys and Natasha Erlank 22. Taking ‘Sex’ out of Marriage in the EU, Jackie Jones 23. From Russia (and Elsewhere) with Love: Mail Order Brides, Jennifer Marchbank
Women and the Law Stories
Schneider and Wildman
I like the “…Stories” series, despite the clunkiness of the title on this one. The best contributions in these collections give “well known” cases the richness of context that they need and deserve (but see the poignant title for Chapter 13: “A Tribal Court Domestic Violence Case: The Story of an Unknown Victim, an Unreported Decision, and an All Too Common Injustice” Stacy L. Leeds”). This book looks good, and the authors list is tempting. The law is exclusively US…..that’s a challenge to some of us, I think.
I’ve read Serena Mayeri’s piece, When the Trouble Started (chapter 2, below) and it is deeply interesting. I think I will order this one (click through for Amazon.ca ordering). The pieces also offer an interesting model for student papers, should you be so inclined….
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Telling Stories to Courts: Women Claim Their Legal Rights
By Elizabeth M. Schneider and Stephanie M. Wildman
HIDDEN HISTORIES: THE ROLE OF GENDER
Chapter 1: Hidden Histories, Racialized Gender, and the Legacy of Reconstruction: The Story of United States v. Cruikshank
By Rebecca Hall and Angela Harris
DEVELOPING A CONSTITUTIONAL JURISPRUDENCE TO COMBAT SEX DISCRIMINATION AND TO PROMOTE EQUALITY
Chapter 2:“When the Trouble Started”: The Story of Frontiero v. Richardson
By Serena Mayeri
Chapter 3: Single-Sex Public Schools: The Story of Vorchheimer v. School District of Philadelphia
By Martha Minow
Chapter 4:Unconstitutionally Male?: The Story of United States v. Virginia
By Katharine T. Bartlett
Chapter 5: Infertile by Force and Federal Complicity: The Story of Relf v. Weinberger
By Lisa C. Ikemoto
Chapter 6: “Nearly Allied to Her Right to Be” — Medicaid Funding for Abortion: The Story of Harris v. McRae
By Rhonda Copelon and Sylvia A. Law
Chapter 7: Pregnant and Working: The Story of California Federal Savings & Loan Ass’n. v. Guerra
By Stephanie M. Wildman
Chapter 8: “What Not to Wear” —Race and Unwelcomeness in Sexual Harassment Law: The Story of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson
By Tanya K. Hernández
Chapter 9: Of Glass Ceilings, Sex Stereotypes, and Mixed Motives: The Story of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins
By Martha Chamallas
Chapter 10: Six Cases in Search of a Decision: The Story of In re Marriage Cases
By Patricia A. Cain and Jean C. Love
Chapter 11: State-Enabled Violence: The Story of Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales
By Zanita E. Fenton
WOMEN IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION: LAW STUDENTS, ATTORNEYS, LAW PROFESSORS, AND JUDGES
Chapter 12: The Entry of Women into Wall Street Law Firms: The Story of Blank v. Sullivan & Cromwell
By Cynthia Grant Bowman
Chapter 13: A Tribal Court Domestic Violence Case: The Story of an Unknown Victim, an Unreported Decision, and an All Too Common Injustice
By Stacy L. Leeds