Battered Women and Feminist Lawmaking Elizabeth M. Schneider
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- Publication date:
- 06 Feb 2002
- 352 pages: 234 x 156 x 22mm
As recently as the 1960s the harm of domestic violence was not legally recognized. This book examines how path-breaking feminist activists and lawyers have brought the severity of domestic violence to public attention since then and have led the US Congress, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations to address the problem.
Elizabeth M. Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, is a leading expert on gender discrimination, violence against women, and the law.
"This important book is 'must' reading for lawyers, political leaders, and medical and mental health professionals involved in responses to domestic violence. It demonstrates a rare combination of activist/lawyer savvy and theoretical curiosity and honesty." Martha Minow, Harvard Law School "A work of great depth and moment. Undoubtedly, it will impact the continued development of laws to protect and liberate battered women." Peter Glick, New York Law Journal "A penetrating study of domestic violence... matchless ability to bridge the worlds of theory and practice... We are lucky to have Elizabeth Schneider, and fortunate that she has made her work accessible to us in this admirable book." Mimi Wesson, Women's Review of Books "A groundbreaking account... a magisterial work. Scholars, practitioners, social service providers, judges, and lawmakers will find in this thought-provoking volume a wealth of information, making it essential reading for all who are interested in the subject." Julie Goldscheid and Mary McGowan Davis, Jurist's Books-on-Law