Women, Madness and the Law: A Feminist Reader

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Wendy Chan, Dorothy E. Chunn, Robert Menzies
Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Law - 314 pages
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This book explores, for the first time in an edited collection, the intersection of three key† research areas - women, madness and the law - and†advances the debates on how law and the 'psy' sciences play a critical role in regulating and controlling women's†lives.

 

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Contents

Introduction
Social Constructions of Mentally
Madness and Gender in
Historical Regulation of hInsanei Women Murderers
Continuing Pigeonholes into the21st Century
Sex Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis and the Courts
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Women
Treatment ofWomen Patients inSecure
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Bibliography
Index
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Wendy Chan is Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University.

Robert Menzies is a member of the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

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