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Domestic Violence and the Politics of Privacy
Kristin A. Kelly
Although domestic violence is not new, it has only recently been recognized as a problem meriting public attention. Great strides have been made in some areas—such as protection orders and shelter provision—but the problem as a whole has proven...



Who Qualifies for Rights?
Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Civil Commitment
Judith Lynn Failer
When does a person become disqualified for some or all of the rights associated with full citizenship? Who does qualify for rights? When mental health workers took Joyce Brown from her "home" on a New York City sidewalk and hospitalized her against...



The Ethics of Transracial Adoption
Hawley Fogg-Davis
Transracial adoption is one of the most contentious issues in adoption politics and in the politics of race more generally. Some who support transracial adoption use a theory of colorblindness, while many who oppose it draw a causal connection between...



Welfare's End
Gwendolyn Mink
With its analysis of the thirty-year campaign to reform and ultimately to end welfare, Gwendolyn Mink's book is a searing indictment of anti-welfare politicians' assault on poor mothers. Mink charges that the basic elements of the welfare...



The Soul of Justice
Social Bonds and Racial Hubris
Cynthia Willett
Cynthia Willett brings together diverse insights from social psychology, classical and contemporary literature, and legal and justice theory to redefine the basis of the moral and legal person. Feminists, communitarians, and postmodern thinkers...



Law's Interior
Legal and Literary Constructions of the Self
Kevin M. Crotty
In Law's Interior, Kevin M. Crotty draws on several important literary works to offer a new model of the relationship between citizens and their laws, one that emphasizes the power of law to shape citizens and to foster—or discourage—their autonomy...



Rethinking Rape
Ann J. Cahill
Rape, claims Ann J. Cahill, affects not only those women who are raped, but all women who experience their bodies as rapable and adjust their actions and self-images accordingly. Rethinking Rape counters legal and feminist definitions of rape as mere...



Casebook European Family Law
Walter Pintens, Koen Vanwinckelen
First of all, this casebook is designed to assist students at the course of comparative family law as lectured at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. It also aims to contribute to the development of European and comparative family law, which has...



Is the Fetus a Person?
A Comparison of Policies across the Fifty States
Jean Reith Schroedel
Without a doubt, the sharpest public debates over the value of fetal life have revolved around the conditions, if any, under which abortion should be legal. Yet the question of whether the fetus is or is not a person is central in two other policy...



The Killing of Karen Silkwood
The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Case
Richard L. Rashke
Karen Silkwood, a plutonium processing plant employee, was killed in a car crash on her way to deliver important documents about health and safety issues at the plant to a newspaper reporter in 1974. This books investigates her death.



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