At a time when same-sex marriage, gay adoption, and the rise of single-parent households challenge traditional views of the family, this innovative volume helps readers put such issues into social and legal perspective. Engster and Metz bring together essential readings in political and legal theory and organise them to illuminate pressing contemporary debates on the family: gender and justice, parents and children, the state and globalisation. Justice, Politics, and the Family is an engaging and a diverse addition to the area of critical legal theory and sociology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"In one volume, the editors have provided a comprehensive collection of foundational readings for any classroom exploration of feminist approaches to justice, politics, and the family."
-Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University
"An able presentation and restatement of radical and feminist critiques of liberal family law, policy, and practices."
-Brian J. Shaw, Davidson College