ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Law, Gender and Women

The essays in this edition of the Review of Women's Studies, on the theme "Women and Law", look at women's lifeworlds, in some parts, and the extent to which the law has touched them. Where the law has touched lives, the quality of that engagement - legislative, interpretive, positive, restitutive, punitive - merits critical examination because it is of crucial importance to the precarious standing of women in a patriarchal set-up. While briefly pointing out the areas the essays tackle, this introduction broadens the scope of the review to a discussion on gender, law and violence.

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