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By Shani D'Cruze,Louise A. Jackson

ISBN-10: 1403989729

ISBN-13: 9781403989727

ISBN-10: 1403989737

ISBN-13: 9781403989734

Shani D'Cruze and Louise A. Jackson offer scholars with a full of life assessment of women's dating to the legal justice procedure in England, exploring key debates within the law of 'respectable' and 'deviant' femininities over the past 4 centuries. significant matters include:

• attitudes in the direction of homicide and infanticide * prostitution
• the decline of witchcraft trust * sexual violence
• the 'girl antisocial' * robbery and fraud

The quantity additionally examines women's participation in unlawful types of protest and political activism, their adventure of penal regimes in addition to options of resistance, and their involvement in occupations linked to legal justice itself. Assuming that women and men can't be studied in isolation, D'Cruze and Jackson make connection with fresh reports of masculinity and touch upon the ways that relatives among women and men were understood and negotiated throughout time.

Featuring examples drawn from a wealthy variety of assets corresponding to courtroom documents, autobiographies, literature and movie, this is often a fantastic creation to an more and more renowned quarter of study.

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