New Titles about Women in the Law

Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012

If you are interested in reading about women in the legal system, the Law Library recently added three new titles that may peak your interest.  They cover topics such as women as judges, the role of women in various global legal systems, and feminist theories on topics such as gender and sexual harassment.  These titles are highlighted below.

  • Sheryl J. Grana, Women and Justice (2010).

Grana’s work uses sociology to look at historical and contemporary issues of justice in women’s lives.  It includes examinations of civil issues such as motherhood, marriage, and education and criminal justice issues such as women’s criminality.

  • Women in the Judiciary (Ulrike Schultz and Gisela Shaw, eds., 2012).

This work takes a global view of women in the judiciary and seeks to answer questions such as: does gender matter in judging? How do women judges experience their work in a male dominated environment? Do women judge differently from men?  Seven authors from six different countries (the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Canada, Syria, and Argentina) tackle these issues and several more to better understand changes to the bench as women judges become more common.

  • Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations (Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson, Adam P. Romero, eds., 2009).

This collection brings together prominent voices from both feminist and queer theory in interdisciplinary debates on topics such as gender, identity, intimacy, privacy and sexual harassment.  It also discusses the similarities and differences between feminist and queer theories in the aforementioned areas.

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