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

The new edition of this popular book of text, cases and materials on family law, as well as providing a firm grounding in family law, sets the law in its social and historical context and encourages a critical approach by students. Legal principle is set against a background which explores, primarily from a feminist perspective, some of the assumptions relating to gender, sexual orientation, class and culture underlying 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 giving students a wide-ranging set of materials for classroom discussion, and uses the case method to demonstrate how various issues might be resolved. It has proven to be an ideal introduction to family law for undergraduates, but is equally helpful for postgraduate students of family law for whom it provides a challenging set of materials accompanied by a theoretically rich set of ideas and arguments. Students of social policy, child law or gender studies will also find this book of interest.

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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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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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