Latin America Project

Genero y Derecho
Gender and the Law Textbook
Alda Facio and Lorena Fries, Editors

Presentación General
Alda Facio and Lorena Fries

Global Partnerships on Gender and the Law
Dean Claudio Grossman and Professor Ann Shalleck

Chapter One: General Theories of Gender and Law

  1. Feminism, Gender and Patriarchy
    Alda Facio and Lorena Fries
  2. Public and Private: A Fatal Dichotomy
    Lorena Fries
  3. Equality Without Discrimination
    Joan Williams
  4. Methodology for Legal Analysis from a Gender Perspective
    Alda Facio

Chapter Two: General Theories of the Law

  1. Introduction
    Ana Elena Obando
  2. Ideological Assumptions and Historical Foundations of Patriarchal Laws
    Lorena Fries and Veronica Matus
  3. Methods of Interpretation
    Ana Elena Obando
  4. Laws of Language and the Language of Law
    Yadira Calvo
  5. Towards a Critical Analysis of the Law
    Alda Facio

Chapter Three: Constitutional Law

  1. Introduction
    Marcela Rodriguez
  2. Equality, Affirmative Action and Theories of Democracy
    Marcela Rodriguez

    Lorena Fries and Veronica Matus
  3. Institutional Design, Presidentialism and Parliamentarianism: is there a Difference for Women?
    Marcela Rodriguez
  4. The Use of International Human Rights Norms into Domestic Legislation for the Promotion of Women�s Rights
    Andrew Byrnes
  5. Constitutional Guarantees and Women�s Rights
    Samuel Abad

Chapter Four: Family Law

  1. Introduction
    Marcela Huaita Alegre
  2. Methods of State Intervention in the Family
    Frances Olsen

    Lorena Fries and Veronica Matus
  3. Family Change: Families, Politics and Gender Equality
    Margaret Eichler
  4. Gender Inequalities and the Economic Consequences of Divorce
    Marcela Huaita Alegre
  5. Women�s Rights and the Best Interests of the Child - Are they in Conflict?
    Marcela Huaita Alegre
  6. Intervention in Cases of Domestic Violence
    Luz Rioseco

Chapter Five: Criminal Law

  1. Introduction
    Luz Rioseco
  2. Women and the Criminal Codes in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean
    Gladys Acosta
  3. Sexuality and Reproductive Rights, a Legislation for Control: The Case of Chile
    Lorena Fries and Veronica Matus
  4. Women who Kill their Batterers: Evolving Theories of Self-Defense
    Luz Rioseco
    Lorena Fries and Veronica Matus
  5. Reflections on the Criminalization of Latin American Women Involved in Drug Crimes
    Carmen Anthony Garcia
  6. Feminist Criminology: An (Im)Possible Discourse?
    Carmen Campos


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