Women, law, and social change core readings and current issues

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Published by Captus Press in North York, Ont., Canada .

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  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.,
  • Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.,
  • Sex and law.,
  • Women -- Social conditions.,
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada.,
  • Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation -- Canada.,
  • Sex and law -- Canada.,
  • Women -- Canada -- Social conditions.

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Book details

Statementedited by T. Brettel Dawson.
SeriesCanadian legal studies series
ContributionsDawson, B.
LC ClassificationsK644.Z9 W66 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 404 p. ;
Number of Pages404
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1653599M
ISBN 100921801785
LC Control Number91213203

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Law as an instrument of social change can be seen as the organization of power and processes that protect special interests in society and result in social change.

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