Constituting Workers, Protecting Women: Gender, Law, and Labor in the Progressive Era and New Deal Years (Hardback)
  • Constituting Workers, Protecting Women: Gender, Law, and Labor in the Progressive Era and New Deal Years (Hardback)
zoom

Constituting Workers, Protecting Women: Gender, Law, and Labor in the Progressive Era and New Deal Years (Hardback)

(author)
£74.50
Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 31/07/2001
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Constitutional considerations of protective laws for women were the analytical battlefield on which the legal community reworked the balance between private liberty and the state's authority to regulate. Julie Novkov focuses on the importance of gender as an analytical category for the legal system.
During the Progressive Era and New Deal, courts often invalidated generalized protective legislation, but frequently upheld measures that limited women's terms and conditions of labor. The book explores the reasoning in such cases that were decided between 1873 and 1937. By analyzing all reported opinion on the state and federal level, as well as materials from the women's movement and briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, the study demonstrates that considerations of cases involving women's measures ultimately came to drive the development of doctrine.
The study combines historical institutionalism and feminism to address constitutional interpretation, showing that an analysis of conflict over the meaning of legal categories provides a deeper understanding of constitutional development. In doing so, it rejects purely political interpretations of the so-called Lochner era, in which the courts invalidated many legislative efforts to ameliorate the worst effects of capitalism. By addressing the dynamic interactions among interested laypersons, attorneys, and judges, it demonstrates that no individuals or institutions have complete control over the generation of constitutional meaning.
Julie Novkov is Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472111985
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 230 x 163 x 31 mm

You may also be interested in...

On Liberty
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Politics Book
Added to basket
DK
£17.99
Hardback
Utopia
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
Mao: The Unknown Story
Added to basket
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket
The Looming Tower
Added to basket
The Social Contract
Added to basket
Please, Mister Postman
Added to basket
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
The Wretched of the Earth
Added to basket
The Churchill Factor
Added to basket
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.00
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
This Changes Everything
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.