Family Law, Gender and the State by Alison Diduck
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Family Law, Gender and the State
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Family Law, Gender and the State

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Family Law, Gender and the State by Alison Diduck

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The second edition of this work on family law, comprising text, cases and materials, provides not only an explication of legal principle but also explores, primarily from a feminist perspective, some of the assumptions about, and constructions of, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture that underlie the law. It examines the ideology of the family and, in particular, the role of the law in contributing to and reproducing that ideology. Structured around the themes of welfare, equality and family privacy, the book aims to offer the benefits of a textbook while also giving students a wide-ranging set of materials for classroom discussion, using the case method to demonstrate how various issues might be resolved. As well as providing a firm grounding in family law, the text sets the law in its social and historical context and encourages a critical approach by students to the subject. It provides an ideal introduction to family law for undergraduates, but will be equally helpful for postgraduate students of family law for whom it provides a challenging set of materials set within a theoretically rich set of ideas and arguments. 'A stimulating work which attempts to situate family law in its social, historical and political context. Its appeal should not be confined to family law students, as its commitment to a critical and analytical approach offers insights and ideas with broader significance.' Mary Childs, Child and Family Law Quarterly, September 2002 'The arguments are provocative, the analysis is stimulating and the materials amassed strongly support the authors' aim to question the "axiomatic status of what is traditionally designated as the family".' Fiona E Raitt, Infant and Child Development, September 2002 'It is not often that one can say of a textbook in Law that it "makes interesting reading" with quite the enthusiasm that can be expressed for this text. This new publication offers something that few textbooks seem to offer - a book you CAN open up virtually anywhere and find an interesting piece on almost any aspect of the broad family law spectrum.' Penny Booth, The Law Teacher, September 2002 'All the major themes in feminist and constructionist perspectives in family law are presented together with a wealth of readings and extensive references. As a teaching manual, it is excellent - a coherent feminist perspective across the entire range of family law' Marty Slaughter, Feminist Legal Studies, July 2003

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841134192
ISBN-10: 1841134198
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 170mm x 40mm)
Pages: 798
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Alison Diduck

Family Law, Gender and the State by Alison Diduck Family Law, Gender and the State, Paperback (January 2012)

The third edition of this work on family law, comprising text, cases and materials, provides not only an explication of legal principle but also explores, primarily from a feminist perspective, some of the assumptions about, and constructions of, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture that underlie the law.

Feminist Perspectives on Family Law by Alison Diduck Feminist Perspectives on Family Law, Hardback (December 2006)

Examining specific areas of family law from a feminist perspective, this book assesses the impact that feminism has had upon family law. It takes the view that family law cannot be defined in a traditional way. It explores issues of legal and political preoccupation such as civil partnerships, home-sharing, reproductive technologies, and more.

Law's Families by Alison Diduck Law's Families, Paperback (July 2003)

Provides an analysis of recent trends in family law from a socio-legal and feminist perspective, and questions the nature of the 'nuclear' family.

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Author Biography - Alison Diduck

Alison Diduck is a Senior Lecturer in Law at University College London. Felicity Kaganas is a Senior Lecturer in Law and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Law,the Child and the Family at Brunel University.

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