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Women S Rights In The U S A

Author : Dorothy M. Stetson
ISBN : 0815320760
Genre : Political Science
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"Exploring the latest controversies on reproductive rights, offering new material on lesbian issues, and assessing the special concerns of black women, this volume explores in detail women's roles, rights, and expectations, focusing not only on traditional family and societal issues, but also on feminist positions and ongoing arguments about sexuality, abortion, equality in the workplace, and other concerns that have generated heated debates in our social organizations and legislatures. The scope of the Second Edition is wide, encompassing historical background information on key issues, reviews of legal battles and rulings, surveys of economic realities, how to acquire and exercise political power, arguments for equal pay for equal work, and much more. This readable and information-filled overview of women's legal, social, and economic status in contemporary society is a valuable reference for librarians, students, and general readers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Women S Rights In The Usa

Author : Dorothy E. McBride
ISBN : 9781317564584
Genre : Political Science
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Women’s Rights in the USA is a rigorous examination of the intersection of gender roles and public policy and the implications for feminist activists. The book places full information on state and federal statutes and court decisions in the context of the ebb and flow of debates that have engaged the public since the founding of the Republic. This fifth edition includes updates on all topics and expanded attention to same-sex marriage and lesbian issues, pay equity, conservative trends in courts, and women in elective politics. This text is a resource for the inquiry into women’s rights politics and policies. It is a record of the changes in the major areas affecting gender roles and the status of women: constitutional law, political participation, reproduction, family law, education, work and pay, work and family, sexuality and economic status. It is more than a recital of laws, statutes and court decisions. The chapters focus on the development of the changes in debates over these issues and how the debates produce laws and provide the environment for their administration and interpretation. It also highlights the role, and impact, of feminists in the debates.

Women S Rights In The Usa

Author : Dorothy E. McBride
ISBN : 9781135218140
Genre : Law
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In Women’s Rights in the USA, Fourth Edition, Dorothy E. McBride again examines the policy debates critical to women in politics. Tracing the development of these debates over time in order to illustrate their historical context, McBride shows how these issues have evolved and how they have led to the policies and laws of today. She also examines the evolving attitudes of the feminists and advocacy groups behind these debates as they grapple with the tensions between the themes of equality and sex difference as they relate to women’s rights. The book also looks at women’s place in shaping the policies, statutes, and laws—from "liberal" activists to policy insiders—and how those roles shape the debates and issues that move forward today. In a broader context, by following these debates as they move through government institutions to become policies and laws, this book shows students the law-making process through issues that directly affect their lives. Of crucial significance is the acknowledgement that these debates do not end when court decisions, policies, and laws are made, but continue on to foster further movements, viewpoints, and political change. This fourth edition features updates on the most vital issues concerning women’s rights today: constitutional equality, reproduction, education, family, work, work & family, regulation and intimidation of sexuality, and economic status.

Gender Roles

Author : Linda L. Lindsey
ISBN : UCSC:32106013087884
Genre : Social Science
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"Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective, Fourth Edition," is a core text for courses on the sociology of gender and gender roles that provides an in-depth survey of both modern gender roles and gender issues. Focusing on the most recent research— both in the United Stales and globally— "Gender Roles, Fourth Edition," integrates insights and research from other disciplines, especially biology, psychology, anthropology, and history. Interdisciplinary material is organized, presented, and guided by the sociological perspective so that students can understand the commonalities and differences in the ways the various disciplines research and explain gender.

Women Public Policy

Author : Mary Margaret Conway
ISBN : 1568029268
Genre : Political Science
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Women In American Law

Author : Judith A. Baer
ISBN : UOM:39015056246732
Genre : Law
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The Women S Desk Reference

Author : Irene M. Franck
ISBN : UVA:X002436663
Genre : Women
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Provides information on legal issues, medical techniques and treatment, women's organizations, nutrition, employment, childbirth, health care, and other topics

Sa Public Law

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061981259
Genre : Public law
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Abortion Politics

Author : Marianne Githens
ISBN : 9781136660221
Genre : Political Science
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Abortion Politics: Public Policy in Cross Cultural Perspective focuses on current abortion policy and practice in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and aims to provide a comprehensive, stimulating and balanced picture of current abortion policy in a cross-cultural perspective. The contributors deal with comparative abortion policy including recent developments in Ireland, Germany and Eastern Europe.

Dispelling The Myths Of Abortion History

Author : Joseph W. Dellapenna
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114405769
Genre : Law
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In Roe v. Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun structured the argument of the majority around the history of abortion laws. That history built on the work of law professor Cyril Means, Jr., and historian James Mohr. Means and Mohr proclaim four theses as summarizing the “true” history of abortion in England and America: (1) Abortion was not a crime “at common law” (before the enactment of abortion statutes in the nineteenth century. (2) Abortion was common and relatively safe during this time.(3) Abortion statutes were enacted in the nineteenth century in order to protect the life of the mother rather than the life of the embryo or fetus.(4) The moving force behind the nineteenth-century statutes was the attempt of the male medical profession to suppress competition from competing practitioners of alternative forms of medicine.This book dispels these myths and sets forth the true history of abortion and abortion law in English and American society. Anglo- American law always treated abortion as a serious crime, generally including early in pregnancy. Prosecutions and even executions go back 800 years in England, establishing law that carried over to colonial America. The reasons offered for these prosecutions and penalties consistently focused on protecting the life of the unborn child. This unbroken tradition refutes the claims that unborn children have not been treated as persons in our law or as persons under the Constitution of the United States.

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