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Real mothers for abandoned children
Drawing on the laws and practices of three countries-England, France, and Germany-this article examines the constructions of narratives of abandoned children. Although the three countries share theExpand
Sexual Divisions in Law
Law's Knowledge: The Judge, The Expert, The Battered Woman, and Her Syndrome
With the increased public sympathy for women who kill their abusers, a return to examination of law's handling of these deaths is timely.' The sympathy springs from criticism of the trial process asExpand
Family Law Matters
'O'Donovan's volume will be of great interest to students and teachers of political sociology and family sociology, as well as social policy and family law. An exciting addition to the standardExpand
Taking a neutral stance on the legal protection of the fetus. Vo v. France.
  • K. O'donovan
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Medical law review
  • 20 December 2005
The loved ones: families, intimates and patient autonomy
Decisions concerning the treatment of incompetent patients illustrate consideration for the family in medical ethics, but hesitations in both law and ethics in accepting family views once expressed are illustrated. Expand
Feminist Perspectives on Family Law
1. Introduction: Feminism and Families Plus Ca Change? 2. Family Friendly?: Rights, Responsibilities and Relationship Recognition 3. Shared Households: A New Paradigm for Thinking about the Reform ofExpand
Defences for Battered Women Who Kill
Recent articles on legal theory suggest that the concepts 'standpoint'1 and 'perspective'2 may be useful in probing certain issues. The idea is to recognize a pluralism of views, values, interests,Expand