Family Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Sonia Harris-Short,Joanna Miles,Rob George

Publisher: Text, Cases and Materials

ISBN: 0199664188

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 1144

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Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter. The website also features supplementary coverage on the following topics: Introduction to family law Family relationships between adults Family property and finances Domestic violence Financial and property provision for children Property and finances when relationships end Child protection

Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Ewan McKendrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199699380

Category: Law

Page: 1053

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This is an account of the modern law of contract by a leading authority in the field. Through this fresh approach to the subject students should obtain a firm understanding of the central doctrines and the controversies associated with them.

Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Emily Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693609

Category: Law

Page: 990

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Offering extracts from the key cases and materials in medical law, along with substantial author commentary, this book provides a complete, stand-alone resource for students of medical law, setting the subject within its ethical context and encouraging thoughtful debate.

Family Law

Author: Frances Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135345619

Category: Law

Page: 496

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A reader-friendly guide to the basic family law topics. The book also includes indications of where the law may be going in practice, for example, following the implementation of the Human Rights Act. Major academic and practitioner issues are flagged.

Family Law, Gender and the State

Text, Cases and Materials

Author: Alison Diduck,Felicity Kaganas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318932

Category: Law

Page: 870

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The third edition of this work on family law, comprising text, cases and materials, provides not only an explication of legal principle but also explores, primarily from a feminist perspective, some of the assumptions about, and constructions of, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture that underlie 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 equality, welfare, and family privacy, the book aims to offer the benefits of a textbook while also giving students a wide-ranging set of materials for classroom discussion. As well as providing a firm grounding in family law, the text sets the law in its social and historical context and encourages a critical approach by students to the subject. It provides an ideal introduction to family law for undergraduates, but will be equally helpful for postgraduate students of family law for whom it provides a challenging selection of materials set within a theoretical framework rich in ideas and arguments. Review of the second edition: 'Diduck and Kaganas examine legal developments to shed light on society, principally by investigating the ways in which family law constructs and regulates family life and responsibilities. Theirs is an important and ambitious book that aims ultimately at a feminist restatement of family law. .... [T]he [book] is written and referenced in such depth that it is a useful resource for legal as well as social science researchers at all levels, whether looking for theoretical inspiration or drawing up a literature review. The range of diverse sources that Diduck and Kaganas draw on is impressive: they seem to have included every bit of material that helps feminists make sense of family law. There is a well-pitched selection of further reading of such material at the end of each chapter. What's more, they undersell themselves by describing their book as "Text, Cases and Materials", because they have woven by far the largest proportion of the cases and materials into the text.' Helen Reece, Times Higher Education, May 2007. Reviews of first edition: 'A stimulating work which attempts to situate family law in its social, historical and political context. Its appeal should not be confined to family law students, as its commitment to a critical and analytical approach offers insights and ideas with broader significance.' Mary Childs, Child and Family Law Quarterly, September 2002 'The arguments are provocative, the analysis is stimulating and the materials amassed strongly support the authors' aim to question the "axiomatic status of what is traditionally designated as the family".' Fiona E Raitt, Infant and Child Development, September 2002 'It is not often that one can say of a textbook in Law that it "makes interesting reading" with quite the enthusiasm that can be expressed for this text. This new publication offers something that few textbooks seem to offer - a book you CAN open up virtually anywhere and find an interesting piece on almost any aspect of the broad family law spectrum.' Penny Booth, The Law Teacher, September 2002 'All the major themes in feminist and constructionist perspectives in family law are presented together with a wealth of readings and extensive references. As a teaching manual, it is excellent - a coherent feminist perspective across the entire range of family law' Marty Slaughter, Feminist Legal Studies, July 2003

Men, Law and Gender

Essays on the ‘Man’ of Law

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135309213

Category: Law

Page: 304

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What 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.

Todd & Watt's Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts

Author: Gary Watt,Paul Todd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199664803

Category: Law

Page: 547

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This revised and updated text contains a range of relevant, interesting case law, statutory material, academic extracts and official proposals for law reform. A companion web site featuring web links and case updates ensures students have access to the latest materials.

Text, Cases and Materials on Sex-based Discrimination

Author: Herma Hill Kay,Martha S. West

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1252

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Presents a number of aspects of each of five main areas of differential treatment between men and women: constitutional limits on sex-based discrimination; sexual interaction within the family; women and unemployment; educational opportunity; and women and crime. Under each heading, the diverse aspects of the issue are explored, with introductory discussion of each issue covering the political and legislative history as well as hundreds of only lightly edited cases, textual notes, background material, and extensive footnotes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Series

AAAS to Intro Handbks

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221061

Category:

Page: 1444

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