The Social and Legal Status of Women: A Global Perspective


This book delves into the legal traditions that relegated women to an inferior social and legal status worldwide. Hazou probes the nature of law, changes in legislation, and the trend of modern law toward a social engineering that effects gender equality. Hazou analyzes changes in major areas of women's lives, such as family, employment, and the acquisition of social power. She presents a global perspective of women's status and discusses international law aimed at eliminating the exploitation and abuse of women. The book highlights five countries, exploring the cultural basis for and social attitudes toward the position of women in each country.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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