The editors are well known Canadian scholars (former LEAF litigator Prof. Carissima Mathen and new Dalhousie Dean Kim Brooks). The other contributors are the soon to be at Ottawa U Suzanne Bouclin and Carleton U’s Doris Buss.
Equally interesting is the intended audience for the book: “ideal for a survey or introductory-level gender studies, women in the law, or women-focused political science course. It could also be used for a series of book club-style discussions,” according to Irwin Law’s promotional blurb. Book club, anyone?
Women, Law, and Equality: A Discussion Guide (clickable link takes you to the Irwin Law site to order).
Kim Brooks and Carissima Mathen, eds.
[from the Irwin law site]
- …designed to stimulate and facilitate discussions around the complicated issues of feminism, equality, and social justice among broad spectrum of readers, with varied perspectives and knowledge.
- Each chapter provides excerpted and compiled texts and discussion questions intended to stimulate discussion.
- The range of topics covered in the guide make it ideal for a survey or introductory-level gender studies, women in the law, or women-focused political science course. It could also be used for a series of book club-style discussions.
Summary Table of Contents
Let’s Talk Women, Law, and Equality
Chapter 1: Polygamy
Chapter 2: Caring for Young Children
Chapter 3: Feminism, Law, Cinema
Chapter 4: Women and Power (or, Powerful Women)
Chapter 5: Women and Migration
Chapter 6: Final Thoughts