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xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Marriage as a violation of equality
  • Marriage as a violation of liberty
  • A liberal defence of marriage?
  • The limitations of contract
  • Regulating relationships in the marriage-free state
  • Marriage in the marriage-free state
  • Conclusion.
Against Marriage is a radical argument for the abolition of state-recognised marriage. Clare Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage violates both equality and liberty, even when expanded to include same-sex couples. Instead Chambers proposes the marriage-free state: an egalitarian state in which religious or secular marriages are permitted but have no legal status. Part I makes the case against marriage. Chambers investigates the critique of marriage that has developed within feminist and liberal theory. Feminists have long argued that marriage is a violation of equality since it is both sexist and heterosexist. Chambers endorses the feminist view and argues, in contrast to recent egalitarian pro-marriage movements, that same-sex marriage is not enough to make marriage equal. Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage is also problematic for liberalism, particularly political liberalism, since it imposes a controversial, hierarchical conception of the family that excludes many adults and children. Part II sets out the case for the marriage-free state. Chambers critically assesses recent theories that attempt to make marriage egalitarian, either by replacing it with relationship contracts or by replacing it with alternative statuses such as civil union. She then sets out a new model for the legal regulation of personal relationships. In the marriage-free state regulation is based on relationship practices not relationship status, and these practices are regulated separately rather than as a bundle. The marriage-free state thus employs piecemeal, practice-based regulation. Finally, Chambers considers how the marriage-free state should respond to unequal religious marriage. The result is an inspiring egalitarian approach that fits the diversity of real relationships.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198744009 20171030
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • * Preface* Introduction - Miranda Davies* Part I: Reconstructing Parenthood*1. Motherhood in Fragments: The Disaggregation of Biology and Care - Laurel Swerdlow and Wendy Chavkin*2. Constructions of Gay Men's Reproductive Desires on Commercial Surrogacy Clinic Websites - Damien Riggs and Clemence Due* Part II: Global Babies: Who Benefits?*3. Transnational Surrogacy and the Earthquake in Nepal: A Case Study from Israel - Carmel Shalev, Hedva Eyal and Etti Samama*4. Recruiting to Give Birth: Agent-Facilitators and the Commercial Surrogacy Arrangement in India - Sarojini Nadimpally and Anindita Majumdar (Sama)*5. Gestational Surrogacy: How Safe? - Diane Beeson and Abby Lippman*6. The Fertility Continuum: Racism, Bio-capitalism and Post-colonialism in the Transnational Surrogacy Industry - France Winddance Twine*7. Networks of Reproduction: Politics and Practices Surrounding Surrogacy in Romania - Eniko Demeny*8. Surrogacy Arrangements in Austerity Greece: Policy Considerations in a Permissive Regime - Konstantina Davaki* Part III: What about the Children?*9. What are Children's 'Best Interests' in International Surrogacy? A Social Work Perspective from the UK - Marilyn Crawshaw, Patricia Fronek, Eric Blyth and Andy Elvin*10. What about the Children? Citizenship, Nationality and the Perils of Statelessness - Marsha Tyson Darling*11. Transnational Third-Party Assisted Conception: Pursuing the Desire for 'Origins' Information in the Internet Era - Deborah Dempsey and Fiona Kelly* Part IV: Feminist Responses around the World*12. Frequently Unasked Questions: Understanding and Responding to Gaps in Public Knowledge of International Surrogacy Practices Worldwide - Ayesha Chatterjee and Sally Whelan (Our Bodies Ourselves)*13. Surrogate Motherhood: Ethical or Commercial? - The Centre for Social Research*14. Surrogacy in Mexico - Isabel Fulda and Regina Tames (GIRE)*15. A Reproductive Justice Analysis of Genetic Technologies: Report of a National Convening of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women - Generations Ahead*16. I Donated my Eggs and I Wouldn't Do It Again - Ari Laurel*17. A Feminist No to Surrogate Motherhood - Kajsa Ekman, Linn Hellerstrom and the Swedish Women's Lobby* Part V: Looking Ahead*18. Mapping Feminist Views on Surrogacy - Emma Maniere*19. Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India: To Ban or Not to Ban - Amrita Pande*20. Governing Transnational Surrogacy Practices: What Role Can National and International Regulations Play? - Sonia Allan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783607020 20170508
Transnational surrogacy - the creation of babies across borders - has become big business. Globalization, reproductive technologies, new family formations and rising infertility are combining to produce a 'quiet revolution' in social and medical ethics and the nature of parenthood. Whereas much of the current scholarship has focused on the US and India, this groundbreaking anthology offers a far wider perspective. Featuring contributions from over thirty activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines, this collection offers the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Its innovative bottom-up approach, rooted in feminist perspectives, gives due prominence to the voices of those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood and masculinity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783607020 20170508
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Sex stickers
  • The sex markers we carry : sex-marked identity documents
  • Bathroom bouncers : sex-segregated restrooms
  • Checking a sex box to get into college : single-sex admissions
  • Seeing sex in the body : sex-segregated sports
  • Conclusion: Silence on the bus.
Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, driver's licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. Speaking from his own experience and drawing upon major cases of sex discrimination in the news and in the courts, Davis presents a persuasive case for challenging how individuals are classified according to sex and offers concrete recommendations for alleviating sex identity discrimination and sex-based disadvantage. For anyone in search of pragmatic ways to make our world more inclusive, Davis' recommendations provide much-needed practical guidance about how to work through this complex issue. A provocative call to action, Beyond Trans pushes us to think how we can work to make America truly inclusive of all people.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479855407 20170626
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction / Corey S. Shdaimah, Katie Hail-Jares, and Chrysanthi S. Leon
  • Pregnancy obscured : street-based sex work and the experience of pregnancy / Signy Toquinto
  • "Just be there" : a probation officer's reflection on Project Dawn Court / Linda Muraresku
  • Meeting the new neighbors : a case study on gentrification and sex work in Washington, D.C. / Katie Hail-Jares, Catherine Paquette, and Margot Le Neveu
  • Holding their own : female sex workers' perceptions of safety strategies / Sharon S. Oselin and Jennifer E. Cobbina
  • "HIV is not a major concern" : trans identity, public-health funding, and sex work / Nachale "Hua" Boonyapisomparn
  • The portrayal of street-based sex work in Very young girls : how people get there and why they stay / Chrysanthi S. Leon, Corey S. Shdaimah, and Aneesa A. Baboolal
  • Victim or criminal? : street-level prostitutes and the criminal justice system / Mira Baylson
  • Policing, protectionism, and prevention : prostitution, sexual delinquency, and the politics of victimhood in Thai and American antitrafficking campaigns / Edith Kinney
  • "Sixteen going on twenty-six" : reflections on end-demand legislation and street-based sex work / Eileen Corcoran
  • Sex (work) in the classroom : how academia can support the sex workers' rights movement / Kate D'Adamo
  • Objectivity, activism, and the challenge of research on a highly polarized and somewhat stigmatized topic / Martin A. Monto
  • Poetry in street-based sex work / Marie Bailey-Kloch
  • Nothing about us without us : the trans response to survival sex work / Ruby Corado
  • Listening to voices of the exploited : law enforcement and sex trafficking in the United States / Daniel J. Steele
  • Antiprostitution agendas and the creation of U.S. antitrafficking policy / Erin O'Brien and Belinda Carpenter
  • Project ROSE : a case study on diversion, sex work, and constitutionality / Chase Strangio
  • Conclusion / Chrysanthi S. Leon, Corey S. Shdaimah, and Katie Hail-Jares.
Are sex workers victims, criminals, or just trying to make a living? Over the last five years, public policy and academic discourse have moved from criminalization of sex workers to victim-based understanding, shaped by human trafficking. While most research focuses on macro-level policies and theories, less is known about the on-the-ground perspectives of people whose lives are impacted by sex work, including attorneys, social workers, police officers, probation officers, and sex workers themselves.Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work brings the voices of lower-echelon sex workers and those individuals charged with policy development and enforcement into conversation with one another. Chapters highlight some of the current approaches to sex work, such as diversion courts, trafficking task forces, law enforcement assisted diversion and decriminalization. It also examines how sex workers navigate seldom-discussed social phenomenon like gentrification, pregnancy, imperialism, and being subjects of research. Through dialogue, our authors reveal the complex reality of engaging in and regulating sex work in the United States and through American aid abroad.Contributors include: Aneesa A. Baboolal, Marie Bailey-Kloch, Mira Baylson, Nachale "Hua" Boonyapisomparn, Belinda Carter, Jennifer Cobbina, Ruby Corado, Eileen Corcoran, Kate D'Adamo, Edith Kinney, Margot Le Neveu, Martin A. Monto, Linda Muraresku, Erin O'Brien, Sharon Oselin. Catherine Paquette, Dan Steele, Chase Strangio, Signy Toquinto, and the editors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439914540 20170829
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The 3Ps of Judith Ennew : person, philosophy and pragmatism / Brian Milne
  • The greatest violation of children's rights is that we do not know enough about their lives or care enough to find out / Per Miljeteig and Judith Ennew
  • Thinking about street children and orphans in Africa : beyond survival / Michael Bourdillon
  • Working children in an increasingly hostile world / Nandana Reddy
  • Children without childhood? : against the postcolonial capture of childhoods in the global South / Manfred Liebel
  • Children out of place and their unwritten rights / Alejandro Cussiánovich
  • Other children, other youth : against Eurocentrism in childhood and youth research / Manfred Liebel and Rebecca Budde
  • Understanding children's sexual exploitation and protecting human rights / Antonella Invernizzi
  • Children's rights to participation : 'out of place' or 'in context'? / Anne Trine Kjørholt
  • Judith Ennew and the Knowing Children Project / Henk Beers, Jasmin Lim, and Roxana Waterson
  • Children, spirituality, human rights and spiritual abuse / Glenn Miles and Paul Stephenson
  • The methodology and ethics of rights-based research with children / Sharon Bessell, Harriot Beazley, and Roxana Waterson
  • Unfinished, with so much left to do, Judith Ennew's legacy / Rebecca Budde, Antonella Invernizzi, Manfred Liebel, and Brian Milne.
"This volume brings together tributes to Judith Ennew's work and approach based on issues related to children she once referred to as 'out of place', that is to say children whose living conditions and ways of life appear far removed from Western images of childhood. It includes contributions on working children, children living on the street, orphans and victims of sexual exploitation. It covers developments and concepts used by Judith Ennew with an emphasis on perspectives of children's human rights, their participation, cultural sensitivity, research methodology, methods, ethics, monitoring, policy making and programming. In so doing, it brings together material that form a holistic view of not only her way of thinking, but of a policy and programming agenda developed by a number of researchers, academics and activists since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 203 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The making of global capitalism : a feminist historical materialist analysis
  • The law, private property and the gendered poor in the transition to capitalism
  • The liberal governance of criminality and the myths of laissez-faire
  • The modern governance of poverty and criminality : penal-welfare paternalism
  • Governing of social marginality in an era of disciplinary neoliberalism
  • Producing gendered precariousness and criminalized women.
This book presents a feminist historical materialist analysis of the ways in which the law, policing and penal regimes have overlapped with social policies to coercively discipline the poor and marginalized sectors of the population throughout the history of capitalism. Roberts argues that capitalism has always been underpinned by the use of state power to discursively construct and materially manage those sectors of the population who are most resistant to and marginalized by the instantiation and deepening of capitalism. The book reveals that the law, along with social welfare regimes, have operated in ways that are highly gendered, as gender - along with race - has been a key axis along which difference has been constructed and regulated. It offers an important theoretical and empirical contribution that disrupts the tendency for mainstream and critical work within IPE to view capitalism primarily as an economic relation. Roberts also provides a feminist critique of the failure of mainstream and critical scholars to analyse the gendered nature of capitalist social relations of production and social reproduction. Exploring a range of issues related to the nature of the capitalist state, the creation and protection of private property, the governance of poverty, the structural compulsions underpinning waged work and the place of women in paid and unpaid labour, this book is of great use to students and scholars of IPE, gender studies, social work, law, sociology, criminology, global development studies, political science and history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138678422 20170130
Law Library (Crown)
299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Feminism is sensational
  • On being directed
  • Willfulness and feminist subjectivity
  • Trying to transform
  • Being in question
  • Brick walls
  • Fragile connections
  • Feminist snap
  • Lesbian feminism
  • Conclusion 1 : a killjoy survival kit
  • Conclusion 2 : a killjoy manifesto.
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique-often by naming and calling attention to problems-and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions-such as forming support systems-to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822363194 20170327
Law Library (Crown)
x, 142 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: The warning is you will receive no warning
  • The rise of rapeglish
  • Why it is so
  • Hitting home
  • The blame game
  • Epic institutional fails
  • Conclusion: The electronic equivalent of everywhere.
Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate as a significant discourse which has been overlooked and marginalised. The rapid growth of the internet has led to numerous opportunities and benefits; however, the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in hate speech. A leading international researcher in this field, Emma A. Jane weaves together data and theory from multiple disciplines and expresses her findings in a style that is engaging, witty and powerful. Misogyny Online is an important read for students and faculty members alike across the social sciences and humanities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473916005 20170403
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 246 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: My "aha!" moment
  • Part I: The future of work ... and how we can own it. How the world of work is changing--and why that's good news for women ; Six things we have going for us
  • Part II: Put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others. Make sure success is well defined ; The obligatory ask-for-the-raise and how-to-negotiate chapter (with a twist) ; Out with the queen bee. In with new approaches to mentoring and sponsorship ; ... Oh, and some thoughts on how to do the networking thing better, too ; Career curveballs--why we really need to get over our fear of the f-word ; How to avoid the career risk you don't even know you're taking ; The best career advice no one is talking about
  • Part III: The courageous conversations. Let's hold a funeral for the diversity council ... and other well-meaning initiatives that no longer work ; The company culture conversation ; The flexibility without shame conversation ; The, "Hey, Larry" (or sometimes "Hey, Nancy") conversation
  • Part IV: Pay it forward. Literally own it : start your own thing ; Invest in change ... money is power. Let's use ours to do good ; You know the kids are watching, right?
  • Conclusion: Finally, you gotta remember to laugh.
"So much career advice for women addresses how to succeed in the static business world of yesterday and today. But that world, says former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck, is changing--and fast. In fact, we are on the brink of what Krawcheck calls the Fourth Wave of feminism, one that will usher in unprecedented opportunities for women in business. This is all being driven by the fact that the business world is evolving in ways that play to women's strengths. Because in the increasingly complex and connected world of tomorrow--one where communication and collaboration rule the day--the skills and qualities needed for success are ones that women inherently possess. And by owning and investing in these traits, women have more power than ever. Here, Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the highest levels of business, both as one of the lone women at the top rungs of the biggest boys' club in the world and as an entrepreneur, to show how women can tap into this growing power to elevate their careers: from getting the raise, to new takes on networking and mentoring, to navigating career breaks and curveballs, to how to avoid the biggest career mistake that most women don't know they are making. At the same time, women have the opportunity to play a more significant role in shaping their companies into places they want to work--or to leave and start their own by initiating the "courageous conversations" about true flexibility and diversity in the workplace, forging nontraditional career paths, and more. Lighting the path to complete the revolution ignited by Gloria Steinem, Krawcheck shows how each of us can ride the wave of this revolution to own our careers and our futures"-- Dust jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Leaving. Carol and Carl
  • Separation
  • Berkeley
  • Chile. From Guayaquil to Santiago
  • Renaico
  • Just passing through
  • Back to the farm
  • El golpe
  • To buenos aires
  • Peru. Jauja
  • Ocopilla
  • Passing the hat
  • Was Jesus a revolutionary?
  • Piojos
  • Ataura
  • Visiting America. The "Peter problem"
  • Christmas '74
  • The wait
  • The trial
  • Return to Peru. Kidnapped
  • Comas
  • Animal house
  • A dangerous place
  • Huertas
  • Mile high hideout. South Bannock Street
  • Lesbians will lead the revolution
  • Don't vote!
  • Playing hooky
  • Gun crazy
  • Teen years. Stealing from the rich
  • The bout
  • The science report
  • Surfacing
  • European vacation
  • Denounced
  • Saving Raul
  • Baker's dozen
  • Fitting in
  • "Let's put a pencil to it"
  • Epilogue. Defection
  • "Where are the students studying Mao and Lenin?"
  • Chasing rainbows.
"The adventure tale and intimate true story of a boy on the run with his mother, a housewife turned radical who kidnapped her son and set off for South America in search of the revolution. Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went, even kidnapping him and running off to South America after his straitlaced father won a long and bitter custody fight. They were chasing the revolution together, though the more they chased it the more distant it became. They battled the bad "isms" (sexism, imperialism, capitalism, fascism, consumerism), and fought for the good "isms" (feminism, socialism, communism, egalitarianism). They were constantly running, moving, hiding. Between the ages of five and eleven, Peter attended more than a dozen schools and lived in more than a dozen homes, moving from the comfortably bland suburbs of Detroit to a hippie commune in Berkeley to a socialist collective farm in pre-military coup Chile to highland villages and coastal shantytowns in Peru. When they secretly returned to America they settled down clandestinely in Denver, where his mother changed her name to hide from his father. This is an extraordinary account of a deep mother-son bond and the joy and toll of growing up with a radical mother in a radical age. Andreas is an insightful and candid narrator whose unforgettable memoir gives new meaning to the old saying, "the personal is political.""-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
119 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
"Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 344 pages ; 22 cm
  • "Every body has its own feminism" : introducing transcending borders / Katrina Ackerman, Kristin Burnett, Travis Hay and Shannon Stettner
  • Abortion, infanticide, and a return to the gods : politics of pregnancy in early modern Japan / Eiko Saeki
  • Unlocking the mysterious trunk : nineteenth-century American criminal abortion narratives / Tanfer Emin Tunç
  • "Impossible to get to know these secret means" : colonial anxiety and the quest for controlling reproduction in "German East Africa" / Daniel Bendix
  • A "grievously sinful attempt to destroy the life which God has given" : abortion, Anglicanism, and debates about community composition in twentieth-century Zanzibar / Andreana C. Prichard
  • Troubled women : abortion and psychiatry in Sweden in the 1940s and 1950s / Lena Lennerhed
  • "It is not your personal concern" : challenging expertise in the campaign to legalize abortion in France / Jennifer L. Sweatman
  • Feminism, foetocentrisim, and the politics of abortion choice in 1970s Australia / Erica Millar
  • We are all feminists now : how to pass an anti-abortion law in Australia / Kate Gleeson
  • A provider's right to choose : a legal history / Mary Ziegler
  • Abortion politics in a state in transition : contesting South Africa's 'Choice Act' / Rebecca Hodes
  • Quiet contestations of Irish abortion law : abortion politics in flux? / Joanna Mishtal
  • The landscape of unwanted pregnancy and abortion in Highland Bolivia, 1982-2010 / Natalie L. Kimball
  • Settler colonialism, Native American motherhood, and the politics of terminating pregnancies / Brianna Theobald
  • Revelation and secrecy : women's social networks and the contraception-abortion process in Cameroon / Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg and Sylvie Schuster
  • The end of feminist abortion counseling? : examining threats to women's health / Elyse Ona Singer and Bayla Ostrach
  • True threats : wanted posters, stalking, and the First Amendment / Mark Dorosin.
This multidisciplinary volume investigates different abortion and reproductive practices across time, space, geography, national boundaries, and cultures. The authors specialize in the reproductive politics of Australia, Bolivia, Cameroon, France, `German East Africa, ' Ireland, Japan, Sweden, South Africa, the United States, and Zanzibar, with historical focuses on the pre-modern era, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the present day. This timely work complicates the many histories and ongoing politics of abortion by exploring the conditions in which women have been forced to make these life-altering decisions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319483986 20171201
Law Library (Crown)
242 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Women in politics
  • Women in management
  • Women in law
  • Women in academia
  • Women on boards
  • Conclusion.
For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks 78th in the world for women's representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation's 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for a majority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute a third of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. InWomen and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women's underrepresentation is persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women's family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategies that address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions-politics, management, law, and academia-and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robust women-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode's clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women leaders in America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190614713 20161124
Law Library (Crown)
x, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • The 9/11 generation in Silicon Valley
  • The new civil rights movement : cross-racial alliances and interfaith activism
  • Human rights, uncivil activism, and Palestinianization
  • More delicate than a flower, yet harder than a rock : human rights and humanitarianism in Af-Pak
  • Coming of age under surveillance: surveillance effects and the post-9/11 culture wars
  • Democracy and its others.
Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught. In The 9/11 Generation, Sunaina Marr Maira uses extensive ethnography to understand the meaning of political subjecthood and mobilization for Arab, South Asian, and Afghan American youth. Maira explores how young people from communities targeted in the War on Terror engage with the "political, " forging coalitions based on new racial and ethnic categories, even while they are under constant scrutiny and surveillance, and organizing around notions of civil rights and human rights. The 9/11 Generation explores the possibilities and pitfalls of rights-based organizing at a moment when the vocabulary of rights and democracy has been used to justify imperial interventions, such as the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maira further reconsiders political solidarity in cross-racial and interfaith alliances at a time when U.S. nationalism is understood as not just multicultural but also post-racial. Throughout, she weaves stories of post-9/11 youth activism through key debates about neoliberal democracy, the "radicalization" of Muslim youth, gender, and humanitarianism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479880515 20160919
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 211 pages ; 24 cm
  • The Catholic left
  • The Catholic left : donkey's makeover
  • The Catholic right
  • The Catholic right : wars and rumors of wars
  • The Catholic right : the root of all evil
  • The Catholic right : strangers in the land
  • A reckoning
  • Descent into chaos.
Throughout its history the Catholic Church has taken positions on many subjects that are in one sense political, but in another sense are primarily moral, such as contraception, homosexuality, and divorce. One such issue, abortion, has split not only the United States, but Catholics as well. Catholics had to confront these issues within the framework of a democratic society that had no official religion. Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics is a study of opposing American Catholic approaches to abortion, especially in terms of laws and government policies. After the ruling of Roe vs. Wade, many pro-life advocates no longer felt their sentiments and moral code aligned with Democrats. For the first time, Catholics, as an entire group, became involved in U.S. politics. Abortion became one of the principal points of division in American Catholicism: a widening split between liberal Catholic Democrats who sought to minimize the issue and other Catholics, many of them politically liberal, whose pro-life commitments caused them to support Republicans. James Hitchcock discusses the 2016 presidential campaign and how it altered an already changed political landscape. He also examines the Affordable Care Act, LGBT rights, and the questions they raise about religious liberty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412864466 20170321
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The past and the future / Carlos A. Ball
  • Will victory bring change? : a mature social movement faces the future / Gary Mucciaroni
  • Two steps forward, one step back : the slow forward dance of LGBT rights in America / Donald P. Haider-Markel & Jami Taylor
  • Still not equal : a report from the red states / Clifford Rosky
  • LGBT elders : making the case for equity in aging / Nancy J. Knauer
  • Marriage as blindspot : what children with LGBT parents need now / Nancy D. Polikoff
  • A new stage for the LGBT movement : protecting gender and sexual multiplicities / Carlos A. Ball
  • A more promiscuous politics : LGBT rights without the LGBT rights / Joseph J. Fischel
  • Diverging identities : gender differences and LGBT rights / Russell K. Robinson
  • What marriage equality teaches us : the afterlife of racism and homophobia / Katherine Franke
  • Canadian LGBT politics after marriage / David Rayside
  • The pitfalls of normalization : the Dutch case and the future of equality / Jan Willem Duyvendak
  • The power of theory : same-sex marriage, education, and gender panic in France / Bruno Perreau.
In persuading the Supreme Court that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the LGBT rights movement has achieved its most important objective of the last few decades. Throughout its history, the marriage equality movement has been criticized by those who believe marriage rights were a conservative cause overshadowing a host of more important issues. Now that nationwide marriage equality is a reality, everyone who cares about LGBT rights must grapple with how best to promote the interests of sexual and gender identity minorities in a society that permits same-sex couples to marry. This book brings together 12 original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality mean for the future of LGBT rights? After Marriage Equality explores crucial and wide-ranging social, political, and legal issues confronting the LGBT movement, including the impact of marriage equality on political activism and mobilization, antidiscrimination laws, transgender rights, LGBT elders, parenting laws and policies, religious liberty, sexual autonomy, and gender and race differences. The book also looks at how LGBT movements in other nations have responded to the recognition of same-sex marriages, and what we might emulate or adjust in our own advocacy. Aiming to spark discussion and further debate regarding the challenges and possibilities of the LGBT movement's future, After Marriage Equality will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of sexual equality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479883080 20160718
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Watch out for that woman : the political and social power of an unmarried nation
  • Single women have often made history : unmarried in America
  • The sex of the cities : urban life and female independence
  • Dangerous as Lucifer matches : the friendships of women
  • My solitude, my self : single women on their own
  • For richer : work, money, and independence
  • For poorer : single women and sexism, racism, and poverty
  • Sex and the single girls : virginity to promiscuity and beyond
  • Horse and carriage : marrying, and not marrying, in the time of singlehood
  • Then comes what? and when? : independence and parenthood.
A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America, this "singularly triumphant work" (Los Angeles Times) by Rebecca Traister "the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country" (Anne Lamott) is "sure to be vigorously discussed" (Booklist, starred review).In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies-a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism-about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change-temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister's signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins's When Everything Changed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476716589 20160808
The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is "an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone-not just the single ladies-who want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States" (The New York Times Book Review). In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change-temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. "An informative and thought-provoking book for anyone-not just single ladies" (The New York Times Book Review), All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the unmarried American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, "we're better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else" (The Boston Globe).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476716572 20160808
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Any maid or woman child : a new nation and its marriage laws
  • The child was to be his wife : patterns of youthful marriage in antebellum America
  • Wholly unfit for the marriage condition : Parton v. Hervey and struggles over age of consent laws
  • The great life-long mistake : women's rights advocates and the feminist critique of early marriage
  • My little girl wife : the transformation of childhood and marriage in the late nineteenth century
  • I did and I don't regret it : child marriage and the contestation of childhood, 1880-1925
  • Marriage reform is still an unplowed field : reformers target child marriage during the 1920s
  • Marriage comes early in the mountains : the persistence of child marriage in the rural South
  • Are they marrying too young? : the teenage marriage "crisis" of the postwar years
  • There was no stopping her : teen marriage continues in rural America.
Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bridewith the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challengesthis assumption in his sweeping and sometimes shocking history ofyouthful marriage in America. Focusing on young women and girls-themost common underage spouses-Syrett tracks the marital history ofAmerican minors from the colonial period to the present, chronicling thedebates and moral panics related to these unions. Although the frequency of child marriages has declined since the earlytwentieth century, Syrett reveals that the practice was historically far morewidespread in the United States than is commonly thought. It also continuesto this day: current estimates indicate that 9 percent of living Americanwomen were married before turning eighteen. By examining the legal andsocial forces that have worked to curtail early marriage in America-includingthe efforts of women's rights activists, advocates for children's rights, andsocial workers-Syrett sheds new light on the American public's perceptionsof young people marrying and the ways that individuals and communitieschallenged the complex legalities and cultural norms brought to the forewhen underage citizens, by choice or coercion, became husband and wife.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469629537 20161024
Law Library (Crown)
x, 247 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Ronald C. Den Otter
  • Obergefell and the liberal case against civil marriage / Sonu Bedi
  • Progressive polygamy in the western United States / Janet Bennion
  • Plural marriage, exemptions, and the redundancy of the free exercise clause / Ronald C. Den Otter
  • Robotic marriage and the law / Mark Goldfeder and Yosef Razin
  • A friendship model of sex, polyamory, and plural marriage / Diane Klein
  • Public reason, liberal neutrality, and marriage / Andrew Lister
  • Polygamy in Islam : origins and challenges / Ameneh Maghzi and Mark Gruchy
  • The need for a sociological perspective on polyamory / Kristin McCarty
  • Scrutinizing polygamy : Utah's Brown V. Buhman and British Columbia's reference re: Section 293 / Maura Strassberg
  • The paradox of big love in the liberal state : treating adults like children and children like adults / Olivia Newman.
Although the Supreme Court ruling ended a legal challenge to same-sex marriage, the debate continues and no one seems to know what lies on the horizon. This edited volume contributes to the growing literature on post-marriage-equality marriage. This book is the first interdisciplinary approach to understanding the various historical, empirical, normative, and legal dimensions of marriage as Americans begin to imagine what marriage could be like in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498512015 20161108
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ix, 305 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Lonely colonist seeks wife
  • The filles du roi
  • Corrections girls and casket girls
  • Well disposed toward the ladies : mail-order brides go west
  • Advertising for love : the rise of matrimonial advertisements
  • Wanted : correspondence
  • Marriage at the border
  • Mail-order feminism
  • Conclusion.
There have always been mail-order brides in America-but we haven't always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called "Tobacco Wives" of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today's modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It's a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It's also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities. Drawing on a forgotten trove of colorful mail-order marriage court cases, Zug explores the many troubling legal issues that arise in mail-order marriage: domestic abuse and murder, breach of contract, fraud (especially relating to immigration), and human trafficking and prostitution. She tells the story of how mail-order marriage lost the benign reputation it enjoyed in the Civil War era to become more and more reviled over time, and she argues compellingly that it does not entirely deserve its current reputation. While it is a common misperception that women turn to mail-order marriage as a desperate last resort, most mail-order brides are enticed rather than coerced. Since the first mail-order brides arrived on American shores in 1619, mail-order marriage has enabled women to improve both their marital prospects and their legal, political, and social freedoms. Buying A Bride uncovers this history and shows us how mail-order marriage empowers women and should be protected and even encouraged.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814771815 20160704
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