Men, Law and Gender
Essays on the 'Man' of Law
By (author) Richard Collier
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Men, Law and Gender by Richard Collier
Book DescriptionWhat does it mean to speak of 'men' as a gender category in relation to law? How does law relate to masculinities? This book presents the first comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the relationship between men, law and gender; outlining the contours of the 'man' of law across diverse areas of legal and social policy. Written in a theoretically informed, yet accessible style, Men, Law and Gender provides an introduction to the study of law and masculinities whilst calling for a richer, more nuanced conceptual framework in which men's legal practices and subjectivities might be approached. Building on recent sociological work concerned with the relational nature of gender and personal life, Richard Collier argues that social, cultural and economic changes have reshaped ideas about men and masculinities in ways that have significant implications for law. Bringing together voices and disciplines that are rarely considered together, he explores the way ideas about men have been contested and politicised in the legal arena. Including original empirical studies of male lawyers, the legal profession and fathers' rights and law reform, alongside discussions of university law schools and legal academics, and family policy and parenting cultures, this innovative, timely and important text provides a unique and important insight into the relationship between law, men and masculinities. It will be required reading for academics and students in law and legal theory, socio-legal studies, gender studies, sociology and social policy, as well as policy-makers and others concerned with the changing nature of gender relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904385493
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Key title in the new Uniform Legends series. Up close and personal accounts of pilots who were there, first written in the 1960's when many of the surviving British and German airmen were in or entering their middle years
Transmission Lines, Hardback (March 2013)
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Fragmenting Fatherhood, Paperback (July 2008)
This book provides the first sustained engagement with the way that fatherhood has been understood, constructed and regulated within English law.
Fathers' Rights Activism and Law Reform in Comparative Perspective, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Richard Collier
This book provides a careful, critical and comparative analysis of the work, campaigning and legal strategies of fathers' rights activists.
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Author Biography - Richard Collier
Richard Collier is Professor of Law at the University of Newcastle UK.
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