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Within the confines : women and the law in Canada

Author: Jennifer M Kilty
Publisher: Toronto : Women's Press, 2014.
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Western feminists have long treated the rule of law as an essential ingredient of social justice; however, as the contributors to this collection remind us, meaningful justice remains out of reach  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Within the confines.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Kilty
ISBN: 9780889615168 0889615160
OCLC Number: 885072428
Description: 363 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroductionPart 1: Institutional and Intersectional OppressionsChapter 1: Inalienable, Universal, and the Right to Punish: Women, Prison, and Practices of Freedom, Vicki ChartrandChapter 2: Resisting Colonial Violence(s) Together: Stories of Loss, Renewal, and Friendship from Algonquin Territory, Colleen Cardinal and Kristen GilchristChapter 3: ""I Would Like Us to Unite and Fight for Our Rights Together Because We Haven't Been Able to Do It Alone"": Women's Homelessness, Disenfranchisement, and Self-Determination, Emily K. ParadisChapter 4: Women, Drugs, and the Law, Rebecca Jesseman and Florence KellnerChapter 5: Sentencing Aboriginal Women to Prison, Gillian BalfourPart 2: Facets of Families, Motherhood, and ViolenceChapter 6: Agency and Choice: Gendered Constructions of Victim Worthiness in Domestic Violence Court, Holly Johnson and Ashley McConnellChapter 7: ""If I Can't Have You, No One Can,"" and Other Gendered Constructions of Criminal Harassment, Sheryl C. FabianChapter 8: Peddling the Margins of Gender-Based Violence: Canadian Media Coverage of Honour Killings, Mythili Rajiva and Amar KhodayChapter 9: Unwanted Motherhood and the Canadian Law of Infanticide, Kirsten KramarChapter 10: Women and Child Homicide: Exploring the Role of Stereotypes about Gender, Race, and Poverty in Contemporary Canadian Cases, Emma CunliffePart 3: Sex and the Social ContextChapter 11: A Chip Off the Old (Ice) Block? Women-Led Families, Sperm Donors, and Family Law, Angela CameronChapter 12: Dangerous Liaisons, a Tale of Two Cases: Constructing Women Accused of HIV/AIDS Nondisclosure as Threats to the (Inter)national Body Politic, Jennifer M. KiltyChapter 13: ""Flattening Our Opposition"": Neoliberal Governance and the (De)regulation of Adult Pornography in Canada, Camilla A. SearsChapter 14: Legal Moralism, Feminist Rhetoric, and the Criminalization of Consensual Sex in Canada, Stacey Hannem and Chris BruckertContributor Biographies
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A much-needed collection of cutting-edge scholarship that draws on, as well as reframes, key debates involving women and the law in the contemporary Canadian context. Importantly, the authors provide Read more...

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