Feminist Perspectives on Family Law

  title={Feminist Perspectives on Family Law},
  author={A. Diduck and K. O'donovan},
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 of Domestic Property Relations 4. What is a Parent? 5. Parents in Law: Subjective Impacts and Status Implications Around the Use of Licensed Donor Insemination 6. After Birth: Decisions about Becoming a Mother 7. The Ethic of Justice Strikes Back: Changing Narratives of Fatherhood 8. Domestic Violence… Expand
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A new parenthood paradigm for twenty-first century family law in England and Wales?
There are few other areas in family law where incongruence between the legal and social positions is as evident as that concerning parenthood. Recent cases involving lesbian couples and known spermExpand
‘Where the Parents are of the Same Sex’: Quebec’s Reforms to Filiation
To advance debates on legal responses to parenting by gay and lesbian couples, the paper introduces reforms enacted by the legislature of Quebec, a civil law jurisdiction with a codified private law,Expand
Sexuality and Succession Law: Beyond Formal Equality
This article endeavours to open up a dialogue between succession law and the field of gender, sexuality and the law. It presents a detailed analysis of five cases concerning inheritance disputesExpand
‘My Friends are my Family’: an argument about the limitations of contemporary law's recognition of relationships in later life
Current law and social policy in the various UK legal systems privilege the conjugal couple, biological and filial relationships. Friendship remains on the margins of regulatory recognition. YetExpand
Giving birth but refusing motherhood: inauthentic choice or self-determining identity?
  • J. Marshall
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Law in Context
  • 2008
Abstract Issues of what personal autonomy and identity means are investigated in the context of the European Court of Human Rights’ development of Article 8’s right to respect one’s private life intoExpand
Autonomy for Mothers? Relational Theory and Parenting Apart
This article explores the tensions between autonomy and expectations of mother-caregivers, in the context of normative trends in post-separation parenting law. Going back to first principles ofExpand
Challenging homophobic bullying in schools: the politics of progress
  • D. Monk
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Law in Context
  • 2011
Abstract In recent years homophobic bullying has received increased attention from NGOs, academics and government sources and concern about the issue crosses traditional moral and politicalExpand
Conditions for Freedom?: European Human Rights Law and the Islamic Headscarf Debate
This article investigates women's choices and personal freedom by reference to the European Court of Human Rights' jurisprudence on national laws banning the wearing of the Islamic headscarf by adultExpand
Battered Women’s Experiences of the Criminal Justice System: Decentring the Law
This article takes up Smart’s suggestion to examine the way the law works in practice. It explores the context of current criminal prosecutions of domestic violence offences in Queensland, Australia.Expand
Women’s Right to Autonomy and Identity in European Human Rights Law: Manifesting One’s Religion
Freedom of religious expression is to many a fundamental element of their identity. Yet the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the Islamic headscarf issue does not refer toExpand