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A feminist analysis, with a new introduction

Representing the first book-length treatment of the application of feminist theories of international law, The boundaries of international law argues that the absence of women in the development of international law has produced a narrow and inadequate jurisprudence that has legitimated the unequal position of women worldwide rather than confronted it.

With a new introduction that reflects on the profound changes in international law since the book’s first publication in 2000, this volume is essential reading for scholars, practitioners and students alike.

Author: Sara De Vido

The book explores the relationship between violence against women on one hand, and the rights to health and reproductive health on the other. It argues that violation of the right to health is a consequence of violence, and that (state) health policies might be a cause of – or create the conditions for – violence against women. It significantly contributes to feminist and international human rights legal scholarship by conceptualising a new ground-breaking idea, violence against women’s health (VAWH), using the Hippocratic paradigm as the backbone of the analysis. The two dimensions of violence at the core of the book – the horizontal, ‘interpersonal’ dimension and the vertical ‘state policies’ dimension – are investigated through around 70 decisions of domestic, regional and international judicial or quasi-judicial bodies (the anamnesis). The concept of VAWH, drawn from the anamnesis, enriches the traditional concept of violence against women with a human rights-based approach to autonomy and a reflection on the pervasiveness of patterns of discrimination (diagnosis). VAWH as theorised in the book allows the reconceptualisation of states’ obligations in an innovative way, by identifying for both dimensions obligations of result, due diligence obligations, and obligations to progressively take steps (treatment). The book eventually asks whether it is not international law itself that is the ultimate cause of VAWH (prognosis).

Youth, pop and the rise of Madchester
Author: Steve Redhead

Madchester may have been born at the Haçienda in the summer of 1988, but the city had been in creative ferment for almost a decade prior to the rise of Acid House. The End-of-the-Century Party is the definitive account of a generational shift in popular music and youth culture, what it meant and what it led to. First published right after the Second Summer of Love, it tells the story of the transition from New Pop to the Political Pop of the mid-1980s and its deviant offspring, Post-Political Pop. Resisting contemporary proclamations about the end of youth culture and the rise of a new, right-leaning conformism, the book draws on interviews with DJs, record company bosses, musicians, producers and fans to outline a clear transition in pop thinking, a move from an obsession with style, packaging and synthetic sounds to content, socially conscious lyrics and a new authenticity.

This edition is framed by a prologue by Tara Brabazon, which asks how we can reclaim the spirit, energy and authenticity of Madchester for a post-youth, post-pop generation. It is illustrated with iconic photographs by Kevin Cummins.

Theorizing sexual violence during the feminist sex wars of the 1980s
Mara Keire

fundamental mechanism of control not only shaped MacKinnon’s writing, but also her legal practice as she applied her ideas about the subordination of women to defending their civil rights. MacKinnon’s legal training meant she combined a scrupulous consideration of past case law with innovative proposals for how to make a more feminist jurisprudence. Notably, MacKinnon considered sexual coercion along a spectrum that included women’s experiences at work, at school, and during their leisure time. In her groundbreaking 1979 book, Sexual Harassment of Working Women

in Marxism and America
Of intersectionality, rage and injury
Amanda Gouws

the #MeToo Era’ , Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 36 : 2 , 34–52 . MacKinnon , C. ( 1983 ). ‘Feminism, Marxism, Method and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence’ , Signs 8 : 4 , 635–58 . MacKinnon , C. ( 1989 ). Towards a Feminist Theory of the State. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . May , V.M. ( 2015 ). Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries . New York : Routledge . Mendes , K

in Intimacy and injury
A feminist debate in internet time
Shilpa Phadke

. ( 2019b ). ‘ Sexual Violence and the Law in India ’, in Research Handbook on Feminist Jurisprudence , edited by Robin West and Cynthia Bowman , 184–212 . Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing . Narayanamoorthy N. ( 2021 ). ‘ Exclusion in #MeToo India: rethinking inclusivity and intersectionality in Indian digital feminist movements ’, Feminist Media Studies . . Acessed 10 June 2021. Niranjana , T. ( 2010

in Intimacy and injury
Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

C. Menkel-Meadow, The trouble with the adversary system’, above note 99 at 42–3; B. Wilson, ‘Will women judges really make a difference?’, 28 Osgoode Hall Law Journal (1990) 507. 101 A. Scales, ‘The emergence of feminist jurisprudence: an essay’, 95 Yale Law Journal (1986) 1373 at 1381

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A conceptualisation of violence against women’s health (VAWH)
Sara De Vido

and reproductive freedom’, 1984, rev. 1990, republished in C. Grant, L.A. Rosenbury, D.T. Verkheimer and K.A. Yuracko, Feminist Jurisprudence (St Paul, MN: Thomson Reuters, 2011), p. 414. 108 M. Nowak and E. McArthur, The United Nations Convention against Torture: A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), p. 73. Reflecting on states legally restricting access to abortion and torture, see Sifris, Reproductive Freedom, p. 98. This problem echoes the doctrinal debate on negligence (culpa) in assessing international state responsibility, which started at

in Violence against women’s health in international law
Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

. Whittick, Women into Citizens (London, The Athenaeum Publishing Co. Ltd, 1979) 1 at 12. 103 Ibid. 104 This simile is suggested by N. Naffine, Law and the Sexes: Explorations in Feminist Jurisprudence (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1990) at 1

in The boundaries of international law
Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

be part of it. I wanted to be a history-maker on the terms I understood history-making to involve. I wanted at least to have standing to resist.’ A. Scales, ‘Militarism, male dominance and law: feminist jurisprudence as oxymoron?’, 12 Harvard Women’s Law Journal (1989) 25. 72 M. Burguières, ‘Feminist

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