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Law 250 - Gender and the Law

(Half Unit in 1st term)

Convenor

Dr Sarah Beresford

THIS COURSE WILL BE WITHDRAWN, IF SENATE APPROVES THE FULL UNIT LAW 350 - GENDER AND THE LAW

This course covers the way in which the law deals differently with women and men, legal ideas about sexuality and gender. Topics include transgender issues; rape; pornography; sterilisation; body alteration; anorexia; force feeding; and sex, sexuality, gender, law and cyberspace, lesbian and gay issues. The content of the course syllabus may change.

This course is available to final year students only.

Assessment

Coursework 50%, Exam 50%

Recommended Reading

History of Sexuality, M. Foucault, vol. 1

Sex and Gender in the Legal Process, S. Edwards, (1996)

Feminist Perspectives on Law, J. Bridgeman & S. Millns (1998), Cavendish.

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