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xiv, 116 pages ; 24 cm.
  • From "sex" to "gender" : origins and paths of theorisation
  • From gender to queer
  • Gender : from theory to law
  • Identity and equality in sexual difference.
This book is an introductory systematic framework in the complex and interdisciplinary sex/gender debate, focusing on philosophy of law.The volume analyses the different theories that have dealt with the gender category, highlighting the conceptual premises and the arguments of the most influential theories in the debate, which have had repercussions on the field of the ethical and juridical debate (with reference to intersexuality, transsexualism, transgender, homosexuality). The aim is to offer a sort of conceptual orientation in the complexity of the debate, in an effort to identify the various aspects and development processes of the theories, so as to highlight the conceptual elements of the theorisations to grasp the problem areas within them. It is therefore an overall synthetic and also explicative analysis, but not only explicative: the aim is to outline the arguments supporting the different theories and the counter-arguments too, for the purpose of proposing categories to weigh up the elements and to take one's own critical stance, with a methodological style that is neither descriptive nor prescriptive, but critical.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400749900 20160608
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 266 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Science & sexual variation
  • Criminal law : the gateway
  • Anti-discrimination, employment and other law
  • Relationships recognition
  • International responses.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Women and the cast of legal persons / Ngaire Naffine
  • (De-)sexing the woman lawyer / Rosemary Hunter
  • "Sexing the matrix" : embodiment, disembodiment and the law : towards the re-gendering of legal personality? / Anna Grear
  • Vulnerability, equality and the human condition / Martha A. Fineman
  • The "gendered company" revisited / Alice Belcher
  • The public sex of the judiciary : the appearance of the irrelevant and the invisible / Leslie J. Moran
  • Sexuality, gender and social cognition : lesbian and gay identity in judicial decision-making / Todd Brower
  • The gendered dock : reflections on the impact of gender stereotyping in the criminal justice system / Judith Rowbotham
  • "She never screamed out and complained" : recognising gender in legal and media representations of rape / Kim Stevenson
  • Gendering rape : social attitudes towards male and female rape / Phil N.S. Rumney and Natalia Hanley
  • When hate is not enough : tackling homophobic violence / Iain McDonald
  • The legal construction of domestic violence : "unmasking" a private problem / Mandy Burton
  • Criminalization or protection? : tensions in the construction of prevention strategies concerning trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation / Anna Carline
  • A woman's honour and a nation's shame : "honour killings" in Pakistan / Shilan Shah-Davis
  • Supranational criminal prosecution of sexual violence / Anne-Marie de Brouwer
  • The strange case of the invisible woman in abortion law reform / Kate Gleeson
  • Third-wave feminism, motherhood and the future of feminist legal theory / Bridget J. Crawford
  • "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
  • Motherhood and autonomy in a shared parenting climate / Susan B. Boyd
  • A very British compromise : civil partnerships, liberalism by stealth and the fallacies of neo-liberalism / Jeffrey Weeks
  • Attitudes to same-sex marriage in South African Muslim communities : an exploratory study / Elsje Bonthuys and Natasha Erlank
  • Taking "sex" out of marriage in the EU / Jackie Jones
  • From Russia (and elsewhere) with love : mail order brides / Jennifer Marchbank.
Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of contemporary issues - both topical and controversial - raised by the gendered character of law, legal discourse and institutions. The gendering of law, persons and the legal profession, along with the gender bias of legal outcomes, has been a fractious, but fertile, focus of reflection. It has, moreover, been an important site of political struggle. This collection of essays offers an unrivalled examination of its various contemporary dimensions, focusing on: issues of theory and representation; violence, both national and international; reproduction and parenting; and partnership, sexuality, marriage and the family. Gender, Sexualities and Law will be invaluable for all those engaged in research and study of the law (and related fields) as a form of gendered power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415574396 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
535 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xx, 376 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Introduction and overview
  • Regulation of sexuality
  • Regulation of gender identity and expression
  • Regulation of parenthood
  • Regulation of marriage
  • United States military
  • Federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws
  • Freedom of expression and association
  • Religious freedom.
This Nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal topics relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and the law. Topics covered include: regulation of sexuality, gender identity and expression, parenthood, marriage, United States military, nondiscrimination statutes and ordinances, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and religious freedom. Discussion includes developments at the federal, state and local level. Statutes discussed include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX; the Fair Housing Act; the Affordable Care Act; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Defense of Marriage Act, as well as some of the anti-gay rights measures that have been adopted in various statutes such as North Carolina.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634608992 20170130
Law Library (Crown)
359 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xxxvi, 321 p. ; 23 cm
Green Library
xiv, 290 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Embracing queer curiosity / Dianne Otto
  • A tale of two atonements / Rahul Rao
  • "Dangerous desires" : illegality, sexuality and the global governance of artisanal mining / Doris Buss and Blair Rutherford
  • The anatomy of neoliberal Internet governance : a queer critical political economy perspective / Monika Zalnierute
  • International law as violence : competing absences of the other / Vanja Hamzić
  • The maintenance of (international peace and security) heteronormativity / Tamsin Philippa Paige
  • In spite : testifying to sexual and gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge period / Maria Elander
  • The (im)possibility of queering international human rights law / Ratna Kapur
  • Homoglobalism : the emergence of global gay governance / Aeyal Gross
  • Governing (trans)parenthood : the tenacious hold of biological connections and heterosexuality / Anniken Sørlie
  • Queer border crossers : pragmatic complicities, indiscretions and subversions / Bina Fernandez
  • Queering international law's stories of origin : hospitality and homophobia / Nan Seuffert
  • Resisting the heteronormative imaginary of the nation-state : rethinking kinship and border protection / Dianne Otto.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 248 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • The case law : expanding protection
  • Neutrality
  • Antisubordination
  • Status
  • Perfectionism
  • Expressive freedom : a short discussion of a value that is not there
  • The race paradox
  • Conclusion.
When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, its primary target was the outright exclusion of women from particular jobs. Over time, the Act's scope of protection has expanded to prevent not only discrimination based on sex but also discrimination based on expression of gender identity. Kimberly Yuracko uses specific court decisions to identify the varied principles that underlie this expansion. Filling a significant gap in law literature, this timely book clarifies an issue of increasing concern to scholars interested in gender issues and the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300125856 20160815
Green Library
xi, 448 pages ; 23 cm
  • Grundlagen
  • Gleichheit
  • Differenz
  • Konstruktion.
Law Library (Crown)
xxvii, 897 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Basic documents
  • Sexuality & liberty
  • Sexuality, gender, & equality
  • Working
  • Coupling
  • Parenting
  • Sexuality, gender, & the First Amendment.
This casebook on the law of sexual orientation and gender identity weaves interdisciplinary perspectives into the up-to-date coverage of a rapidly changing legal landscape. It provides comprehensive coverage of the range of legal issues concerning LGBT persons, along with scholarly commentary on these issues. It also covers issues of sexuality and gender more broadly. It addresses in depth many significant recent developments, including the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on marriage equality in Obergefell and Windsor, and the growing set of religious liberty claims asserted by opponents of LGBT equality measures. Gender identity issues are covered throughout the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634604123 20170807
Law Library (Crown)
iv, 89 p. ; 27 cm.
  • Summary: An outdated law and its impact on transgender people ; Registering gender ; A new law ; Five proposed amendments
  • Methodology
  • Recommendations: To the government of the Netherlands: To the gender teams at the Free University Hospital in Amsterdam and the Groningen University Hospital ; To Council for the Judiciary (Raad voor de Rechtspraak) and the Dutch Association for the Judiciary (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Rechtspraak) ; To health insurance companies ; To the American Psychiatric Association
  • Recognition of gender identity : the Dutch legal framework: Being transgender in the Netherlands ; The Netherlands' claim to being a role model on LGBT rights ; Article 28 of the Civil Code : conditions for recognition of gender identity court procedures ; Sex reassignment surgery ; SRS as a medical necessity ; Surgery imposed by the State ; State-enforced sterilization ; Convention on the recognition of decisions recording a sex reassignment
  • "It is like your life is on hold": Waiting lists ; A name to match an identity
  • Living with the wrong identity papers: The identity card requirement ; The register of civil status records ; Getting around the GBA : informal solutions ; "They don't believe that I am who I say I am" ; Employment
  • Evolving norms, evolving practices: Calls to change the law ; Promises to change the law ; The right to private life and the right to physical integrity ; The framework for legal recognition of gender identity in other countries ; The Yogyakarta principles ; Children
  • Legal recognition of the gender identity of gender variant people: Suppressing the gender marker on identity documents ; Article 8 of the ECHR and the position of gender variant people ; Scope for legal reform in the Netherlands
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendix: Relevant provisions of Book 1 of the Dutch Civil Code: Relevant provisions of Book 1 of the Dutch Civil Code in original language.
"In 1985, the Netherlands was among the first European nations to adopt legislation granting transgender people legal recognition of their gender identity, albeit under onerous legal conditions. Over a quarter of a century later, the Netherlands has lost its leading edge. Legislation that at the time represented a progressive development is wholly out of step with current best practice and understandings of the Netherlands' obligations under international human rights law. Most egregiously, the 1985 law allows transgender people to change their gender on official documents only on condition that they have altered their bodies through hormones and surgery, and that they are permanently and irreversibly infertile. These requirements routinely leave transgender people with identity documents that do not match their deeply felt gender identity, resulting in frequent public humiliation, vulnerability to discrimination, and great difficulty finding or holding a job. The conditions imposed by the 1985 law violate transgender people's rights to personal autonomy and physical integrity and deny transgender people the freedom to define their own gender identity, which the European Court of Human Rights has called "one of the most basic essentials of self-determination." Controlling Bodies, Denying Identities documents the impact the 1985 law has on the daily life of transgender people. The report calls upon the Netherlands to amend the law to respect transgender people's human rights. It should separate medical and legal questions for transgender people. Legal recognition of the gender identity of transgender people should not be made conditional on any form of medical intervention"--P. [4] of cover.
Green Library
213 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
xiii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
East Asia Library
ix, 122 pages ; 26 cm
  • Human rights, sexual orientation, and gender identity / Anne Hellum
  • The Yogyakarta principles at ten / Michael O'Flaherty
  • Queering gender [identity] in international law / Dianne Otto
  • Enhancing LGBTI rights by changing the interpretation of the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women? / Rikki Holtmaat and Paul Post
  • The rights of LGBTI children under the convention on the rights of the child / Kirsten Sandberg
  • Legal gender meets reality : a socio-legal children's perspective / Anniken Sørlie
  • Sexual intimacy, gender variance, and criminal law / Alex Sharpe.
How human rights principles, like the right to gender identity, freedom, integrity and equality, respond to the concerns of different groups of adults and children who experience gender harm due to the binary conception of sexuality and gender identity is the overall theme of this book. The Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity are analysed in the light of the dynamic jurisprudence of different human rights treaty bodies. Whether and how the status quo of gender duality is reproduced, in spite of international law's growing recognition of the multiplicity of sexualities and gender identities, is discussed. How transgender men, in countries that permit legal gender change, have been successfully prosecuted for gender fraud by female partners claiming to be unaware of their gender history is given attention. While human rights discourse related to LGBTI persons so far has been moulded on the experiences of adults this book gives voice to the concerns of gender-non confirming children. The jurisprudence of the Child Rights Committee, with focus on the complex social and legal issues faced by gender non-confirming children, is addressed. Through narratives, that give voice to these children's experiences, the book demonstrates how the legal gender assigned at birth impacts on their feeling of recognition, self-confidence and self-respect in the private, social, and legal spheres. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138698505 20170213
Law Library (Crown)
280 p. ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library


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