Women, Law and Culture

Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

  • Jocelynne A. Scutt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jocelynne A. Scutt
    Pages 1-14
  3. Identity & Representation

  4. Space & Place

  5. Bodily & Psychic Integrity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Patmalar Ambikapathy Thuraisingham
      Pages 205-220
    3. Cathryn Goodchild
      Pages 221-238
    4. Jocelynne A. Scutt
      Pages 283-301
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-319

About this book


This book explores cultural constructs, societal demands and political and philosophical underpinnings that position women in the world. It illustrates the way culture controls women's place in the world and how cultural constraints are not limited to any one culture, country, ethnicity, race, class or status. Written by scholars from a wide range of specialists in law, sociology, anthropology, popular and cultural studies, history, communications, film and sex and gender, this study provides an authoritative take on different cultures, cultural demands and constraints, contradictions and requirements for conformity generating conflict.

Women, Law and Culture is distinctive because it recognises that no particular culture singles out women for 'special' treatment, rules and requirements; rather, all do. Highlighting the way law and culture are intimately intertwined, impacting on women – whatever their country and social and economic status – this book will be of great interest to scholars of law, women’s and gender studies and media studies. 


Criminology Socio-legal studies Gender studies Queer Transgender Human Rights Criminal Law Cultural Studies Violence Domestic Abuse Identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Jocelynne A. Scutt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Buckingham BuckinghamUnited Kingdom

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