Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

February 7, 2011

CFP: Seeking lady justice: women, gender and the courts

Editor: Eva Schandevyl
Submission deadline for proposals: March 1, 2011

Description: »This edited book collection will explore the relationship of gender relations and law in modern Europe (1795-present). Few social sectors are feminising as rapidly as the judicial world. This book wishes to examine this process, its historical beginnings and its impact on the working of the judicial system and its actors. What factors have played a role in the breakthrough of women in the representation and administration of justice and which factors influence the position of women at the various levels of the legal system (as legal staff, as perpetrators, and as victims)? Papers are sought that that will attempt to address these questions either from the point of view of women’s legal history, or from that of actual gendered legal cultures.
Papers that engage with historical themes within any humanities or social science discipline are preferred. Researchers must demonstrate a commitment to a methodological framework that is sensitive to the intersection of gender theory, law history and public policy. Contributions are welcome from scholars at any level of their professional careers.
Themes:
1) History of women in legal professions
2) Gender constructions and their impact on jurisprudence
3) Gendered legal cultures in global perspectives«.

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