Law And Society: Canadian Readings

Paperback | October 8, 2009

byBrian Burtch, Nick Larsen

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This text is a collection of readings, with front and back matter written by Brian Burtch and Nick Larsen. The readings cover a range of topics that illustrate a Canadian perspective on law making and legal conflicts. It is divided into 5 parts: Historical Foundations of Law, Morality and the Criminal Law, Minorities and the Law, Women and the Law, and Future Directions in Law and Society. Within this framework, students are introduced to articles written by some of the leading scholars in the field on a broad range of topics that draw on the complexity and vitality of rights struggles in Canada.

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This text is a collection of readings, with front and back matter written by Brian Burtch and Nick Larsen. The readings cover a range of topics that illustrate a Canadian perspective on law making and legal conflicts. It is divided into 5 parts: Historical Foundations of Law, Morality and the Criminal Law, Minorities and the Law, Women...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.25 × 7.31 × 0.62 inPublished:October 8, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176500200

ISBN - 13:9780176500207

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PrefaceIntroductionPart One: Morality and the Criminal LawGamblingChapter 1: The Legalization of Gambling in Canada Colin S. Campbell, Timothy F. Hartnagel, and Garry J. SmithDrugsChapter 2: Just Say No to the War on DrugsBarney SneidermanEuthanasiaChapter 3: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in the Post-Rodriguez Era:Lessons from Foreign JurisdictionsMichael CormackCorporate CrimeChapter 4: Lost Lives at Westray: Official Discourse, PublicTruth and Controversial DeathJohn McMullanPart Two: Minorities and the LawRacial DiscriminationChapter Five: "Bitterly Disappointed" at the Spread of "Colour-Bar Tactics":Viola Desmond's Challenge to Racial Segregation, Nova Scotia, 1946Constance BackhouseEmployment EquityChapter Six: Affirmative Action and Employment Equity:Policy, Ideology, and Backlash in Canadian ContextAbigail B. Bakan and Audrey KobayashiAboriginal and Treaty RightsChapter 7: First Nations of Canada and the Legal and Illegal Attacks on Their ExistenceLaura WestraLesbian and Gay RightsChapter 8: Law, Homophobia, and Violence: Legislating against Hate Douglas Victor JanoffPart Three: Women and the LawPartner-Abuse ClaimsChapter 9: Assessing Mutual Partner-Abuse Claims in Child Custody and Access CasesLinda C. NeilsonWomen and Religious ArbitrationChapter 10: Religious Arbitration in Canada: Protecting Women by Protecting Them from ReligionNatasha BakhtCharter-based LitigationChapter 11: The Charter, Equality Rights, and Women: Equivocation and CelebrationDiana MajuryDomestic ViolenceChapter 12: Theorizing Civil Domestic Violence Legislation in the Context of Restructuring: A Tale of Two ProvincesJennifer Koshan and Wanda WiegersPart Four: Future Directions in Law and SocietyAddressing Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying in SchoolsChapter 13: "Teachers Don't Hear the Word 'Fag'": Homophobia and Transphobia in Canadian SchoolsRebecca Haskell and Brian BurtchCanadian Responses to 9/11Chapter 14: Keeping Up with the Neighbours? Canadian Responses to 9/11 in Historical and Comparative ContextReg WhitakerEnvironmental LawChapter 15: Excerpts from Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy Systemic WeaknessesObstacles to Further ProgressDavid R. Boyd