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227.26 sec. 1 - Empirical Perspectives on Gender, Law and Society (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Catherine Albiston  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: M 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 107

Course Start: January 09, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49640

Too often gender is treated as a static, individual characteristic rather than as a social construction. This course draws on the rich empirical research in the law and society tradition to explore law's role in the construction of gender. This literature spans a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and draws on comparative as well as American perspectives. The course incorporates theoretical perspectives drawn from sociology, law and society, and feminist theory. Our focus will be empirical research from a variety of disciplines rather than legal doctrine. Graduate students from all disciplines are welcome. The writing requirement may be satisfied through this course by special arrangement with the instructor.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Society
Public Law and Policy

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Required Books are in blue

  • Legalizing Gender Inequality
    Robert Nelson & William Bridges
    Edition: paperback edition, 1999
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9780521627504
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $32.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • License to Harass
    Laura Beth Nielsen
    Edition: paperback edition, 2006
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    ISBN: 9780691126104
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 15
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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