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Sex Power and Justice: Historical Perspectives of Law in Australia

by Kirkby, Diane E

Sex Power and Justice: Historical Perspectives of Law in Australia cover
  • ISBN: 9780195537345
  • ISBN10: 0195537343

Sex Power and Justice: Historical Perspectives of Law in Australia

by Kirkby, Diane E

  • List Price: $55.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publish date: 01/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780195537345
  • ISBN10: 0195537343
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Description: Part I: Sexuality1. Controlling (hetero-)sexuality: the implementation and operation of contagious diseas legislation in Australia, 1868-19452. Understandings of justice: Australian rape and carnal knowledge cases, 1876-19243. 'Lady friends' and 'sexual deviationists': lesbians and law in Australia, 1920s-19504. Reforming the law of rape: incursions into the masculinist sanctumPart II: Punishment5. From stridency to silence: the policing of convict women, 1802-18536. Legislating lunacy and the female lunatic body in 19th century Victoria7. Captives of their bodies: women, law and punishment, 1880s-1980xPart III: Family8. Marriage and Divorce Before the Family Law Act, 19759. Australian colonial law and the construction of childhood: the example of Western Australia, 1829-190210. Aboriginal families and the law in the era of assimilation and segregation 1880s-1950s11. Feminists and legal change in New South Wales, 1890-1916: husbands, widows and 'family property'Part IV: Citizenship and The State12. Women as fringe-dwellers of the jurisprudential community13. The State's education of 'women'14. Women workers and the liberal state: legislative intervention in the workplace, 1880s to 1980s15. Law in White Australia, 1900-197016. Feminism in White Australia17. Aliens, marginalized citizens and the Australian welfare state, 1945-1975
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