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Rhode, Deborah L.

Works: 158 works in 525 publications in 4 languages and 23,224 library holdings
Genres: History  Casebooks (Law)  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: HQ1237.5.U6, 346.730134
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deborah L Rhode
The beauty bias : the injustice of appearance in life and law by Deborah L Rhode( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliché for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. This book explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor. Although appearance can be a significant source of pleasure, its price can also be excessive, not only in time and money, but also in physical and psychological health. Our annual global investment in appearance totals close to $200 billion. Many individuals experience stigma, discrimination, and related difficulties, such as eating disorders, depression, and risky dieting and cosmetic procedures. Women bear a vastly disproportionate share of these costs, in part because they face standards more exacting than those for men, and pay greater penalties for falling short. This book also explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. It reviews why it matters. Appearance related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender. Yet only one state and a half dozen localities explicitly prohibit such discrimination. The book provides the first systematic survey of how appearance laws work in practice, and a compelling argument for extending their reach. It offers case histories of invidious discrimination and a plausible legal and political strategy for addressing them. Our prejudices run deep, but we can do far more to promote realistic and healthy images of attractiveness, and to reduce the price of their pursuit
Access to justice by Deborah L Rhode( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticizes a legal system in which only the wealthy can afford essential services from the country's numerous attorneys. As legislators cut budgets for legal-aid providers and as prestigious law firms reduce their pro bono commitments to mere lip service, the poor find themselves represented by unqualified and negligent lawyers in criminal cases and by no one at all in civil courts and bureaucratic proceedings. Makes the case for reforms which include the development of procedures for resolving disputes without lawyers or court hearings, the distribution of legal self-help materials, the expansion of pro-bono services, and the adequate funding of legal-aid agencies
Justice and gender : sex discrimination and the law by Deborah L Rhode( )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in practice : lawyers' roles, responsibilities, and regulation by Deborah L Rhode( )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unique in both its breadth and its depth, this book redefines debates that are of enduring significance for both the profession and the public. It is an indispensable guide to narrowing the gap between the ideals and the institutions of legal practice."--Jacket
Theoretical perspectives on sexual difference( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of sex : the denial of gender inequality by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of Sex examines patterns of gender inequality across a wide array of social, legal, and public policy settings. Challenging conventional biological explanations for gender differences, Rhode explores the media images and childrearing practices that reinforce traditional gender stereotypes. On policies involving employment, divorce, custody, rape, pornography, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and reproductive choice, Speaking of Sex reveals how we continually overlook the gap between legal rights and daily experience. All too often, even Americans who condemn gender inequality in principle cannot see it in practice - in their own lives, homes, and work environments. In tracing these patterns, Rhode uncovers the deeply ingrained assumptions that obscure and perpetuate women's disadvantages
What women want : an agenda for the women's movement by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American women fare worse than men on virtually every major dimension of social status, financial well-being, and physical safety. Sexual violence remains common, and reproductive rights are by no means secure. Women assume disproportionate burdens in the home and pay a heavy price in the workplace. Despite a quarter century's effort at reforming rape law, America's rate of reported rape is the second highest in the developed world. Yet these issues are not political priorities. Nor is there a consensus that there still is a serious problem. Here, Deborah L. Rhode, one of the nation's leading scholars on women and law, brings to the discussion a broad array of interdisciplinary research as well as interviews with heads of leading women's organizations. Is the women's movement stalled? What are its major obstacles? What are its key priorities and what strategies might advance them? In an age where many women are reluctant to identify as feminists, a broad-ranging, expert look at where American women are today is more necessary than ever. This path-breaking book explores how women can and should act on what they want.--Publisher information
In the interests of justice : reforming the legal profession by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Deborah L. Rhode goes beyond the commonplace attacks on lawyers to provide a systematic study of the structural problems confronting the legal profession
Women and leadership : the state of play and strategies for change by Barbara Kellerman( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides the most comprehensive account to date of women's persistent underrepresentation in leadership roles, why it matters, and what can be done to change it
The difference "difference" makes : women and leadership by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a leadership summit sponsored by the American Bar Association Office of the President, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University"--Title page verso
The Politics of pregnancy : adolescent sexuality and public policy by Annette Lawson( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and leadership by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks 78th in the world for women's representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation's 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for a majority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute a third of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. In Women and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women's underrepresentation is persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women's family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategies that address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions-politics, management, law, and academia-and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robust women-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode's clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women leaders in America."--
Legal ethics by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral leadership : the theory and practice of power, judgment, and policy by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features preeminent scholars from a variety of disciplines. Through a variety of different perspectives, this book provides an overview of the field of moral leadership, focusing on issues such as its definition and importance, the factors that influence its exercise, and strategies for promoting it. The contributors address the dynamics of moral leadership, with particular emphasis on the obstacles that stand in its way: ethical judgment, self-interest, and power. Finally, they explore moral leadership in its contexts: business and the professions, non-profit organizations, and the international arena. -- Publisher's Description
The Legal profession : responsibility and regulation by Geoffrey C Hazard( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of knowledge : scholars, status, and academic culture by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Vietnamese and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although academics have never lacked for critics, publications on the profession tend to be either popularized polemics, which are engaging but misleading, or scholarly analyses, which are intellectually responsible yet of little interest to anyone but specialists. In Pursuit of Knowledge offers an alternative: a unique portrait of academic life that should appeal to both experts and a general audience. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including higher education, history, law, sociology, economics, and literature, this book focuses on the ways in which the pursuit of status has undermined the pursuit of knowledge. Deborah Rhode argues that both individual scholars and academic institutions are caught in an arms race of reputation. The result has been to skew priorities in scholarship, erode commitments to teaching, compromise efforts of public intellectuals, and impede effectiveness in administration." "The book proposes multiple responses to these persistent and pervasive problems. Rhode makes a case for increasing accountability and realigning reward systems. She argues that what is needed is a greater sense of responsibility among universities and their faculties to narrow the gap between academic ideals and practices."--Jacket
The trouble with lawyers by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By any measure, the law as a profession is in serious trouble. Americans' trust in lawyers is at a low, and many members of the profession wish they had chosen a different path. Law schools, with their endlessly rising tuitions, are churning out too many graduates for the jobs available. Yet despite the glut of lawyers, the United States ranks sixty-seventh (tied with Uganda) of 97 countries in access to justice and affordability of legal services. The upper echelons of the legal establishment remain heavily white and male. Most problematic of all, the professional organizations that could help remedy these concerns instead jealously protect their prerogatives, stifling necessary innovation and failing to hold practitioners accountable. Deborah Rhode's The Trouble with Lawyers is a comprehensive account of the challenges facing the American bar. She examines how the problems have affected (and originated within) law schools, firms, and governance institutions like bar associations; the impact on the justice system and access to lawyers for the poor; and the profession's underlying difficulties with diversity. She uncovers the structural problems, from the tyranny of law school rankings and billable hours to the lack of accountability and innovation built into legal governance-all of which do a disservice to lawyers, their clients, and the public. The Trouble with Lawyers is a clear call to fix a profession that has gone badly off the rails, and a source of innovative responses"--Book jacket/publisher's website
Adultery : infidelity and the law by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when legal and social prohibitions on sexual relationships are declining. Americans are still nearly unanimous in their condemnation of adultery. Over 90 percent disapprove of cheating on a spouse. In her comprehensive account of the legal and social consequences of infidelity, Deborah Rhode explores why. She exposes the harms that criminalizing adultery inflicts, and she makes a compelling case for repealing adultery laws and prohibitions on polygamy. In the twenty-two states where adultery is technically illegal although widely practiced, it can lead to civil lawsuits, job termination, and loss of child custody. It is routinely used to threaten and tarnish public officials and undermine military careers. And running through the history of anti-adultery legislation is a double standard that has repeatedly punished women more severely than men. An "unwritten law" allowing a man to avoid conviction for killing his wife's lover remained common well into the twentieth century. Murder under these circumstances was considered an act of understandable passion. Adultery has been called the most creative of sins, and novelists and popular media have lavished attention on sexual infidelity. As a focus of serious study, however, adultery has received short shrift. Rhode combines a comprehensive account of the legal and social consequences of adultery with a forceful argument for halting the state's policing of fidelity. -- from dust jacket
Gender and law : theory, doctrine, commentary by Katharine T Bartlett( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers as leaders by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given the importance of the topic, it is surprising how little the profession has done to develop leadership skills. The first serious treatment of the subject, Lawyers as Leaders will be essential to law school instructors who teach leadership courses (a growing field) and any attorney who finds him or herself in a management position."--Pub. desc
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Rhode, Deborah

Rhode, Deborah L. 1952-

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로드, 데버러 L. 1952-

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Access to justiceJustice and gender : sex discrimination and the lawEthics in practice : lawyers' roles, responsibilities, and regulationTheoretical perspectives on sexual differenceSpeaking of sex : the denial of gender inequalityIn the interests of justice : reforming the legal professionWomen and leadership : the state of play and strategies for changeThe difference "difference" makes : women and leadership