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Description - Feminist Perspectives on Child Law by Jo Bridgeman

Feminist Perspectives on Child Law is a collection of interdisciplinary socio-legal essays which explore the complex relationship between childhood,gender and the law. Drawing on a wide range of feminist and critical theories and empirical research, these original essays challenge the gender neutrality of law; they explore the shifting constructions of childhood by law, legal practice and popular culture; and they provide critical and timely insights into the complex relationship between adults and children. The essays go beyond the traditional boundaries of child law within the law school curriculum and within legal practice by addressing a wide range of issues, such as health, criminal justice, education, sexuality and domestic violence. By approaching these issues in innovative ways, the essays question the impact of gender on social and cultural understandings of childhood and on contemporary interpretations of child welfare and give voice to the different choices and experiences of male and female children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859415252
ISBN-10: 1859415253
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 370
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jo Bridgeman

Jo Bridgeman is Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex. Daniel Monk is Lecturer in Law at Keele University.

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