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Smart, Carol

Overview
Works: 96 works in 340 publications in 3 languages and 9,793 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Dedicatee
Classifications: HV6046, 364.374
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Most widely held works about Carol Smart
 
Most widely held works by Carol Smart
Women, crime, and criminology : a feminist critique by Carol Smart( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a feminist critique of classical and contemporary theories of female criminality. It addresses the issue that criminology literature has, throughout history, been predominantly male-oriented, always treating female criminality as marginal to the proper study of crime in society. Carol Smart explores a new direction in criminology, and the sociology of deviance, by investigating female crime from a committed feminist position. Examining the types of offences committed by female offenders, Smart points to the fallacies inherent in a reliance on official statistics and shows the deficiencies of the popular argument that female emancipation has caused an increase in female crime rates. She deals with studies of prostitution and rape and considers the treatment of women by the criminal law, the police and courts, and the penal system. Particular attention is given to the question of lenient treatment for female offenders with the conclusion that women and girls are, in some important instances, actually discriminated against in our legal and penal systems. The relationship between female criminality and mental illness is discussed and the author concludes by dealing with some of the problems inherent in developing a feminist criminology
Feminism and the power of law by Carol Smart( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism still provides one of the most exciting areas of intellectual work. In spite of the view of some that we have entered a phase of post-feminism, it is still stimulating new ways of thinking and challenging mainstream thought. The area of feminist work on law and criminology has been a part of this intellectual movement. In this new collection of integrated essays, Carol Smart pushes forward the existing debate. Strongly critical of the ''women and law'' approach, the author presents a new, gendered analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist, post-structuralist approach. The book offers useful comment on the recent US ordinances against pornography, as well as discussing current research on rape trials and abortion legislation
Regulating womanhood : historical essays on marriage, motherhood, and sexuality( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexuality, motherhood and marriage were matters of public policy throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They were prominent areas in the regulation of women, but the idea that the law merely reflected what was normal and natural obscured the extent of this regulation. Regulating Womanhood poses historically and culturally specific questions about the mechanisms that have controlled and restricted women. It shows not merely how laws and policies have set boundaries to the lives of women but also how the category of 'woman' has been constructed as a specific object for legal and social policy, and how women came to be seen as needing 'special' regulation. In addition, Regulating Womanhood explores how children and the organisation of reproduction and sexuality operated to normalise and make acceptable the degree of regulation to which women were subjected. Yet this is not a catalogue of the unmitigated subjection of women in history. The contributors focus on women's resistance and activity, and on the shift in modes of regulation, to challenge the idea of an unchanging history of the legal oppression of women
Women, sexuality, and social control by Carol Smart( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dit boek over de positie van vrouwen behandelt thema's zoals criminologie, seksuele relaties, de discriminerende praktijk van het recht, verkrachting en relatie tussen patient en hulpverlener
The changing experience of childhood : families and divorce by Carol Smart( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores children's own accounts of family life after divorce and allows us to see these changes from their point of view. It provides a sociological perspective on how childhood may be changing and how the 'democratic' status of children in the family may be in the process of transformation. The implications for family and legal policy of listening to children's views are also set out." "The Changing Experience of Childhood will be of interest to all those in academic and public life concerned about the future of the family."--Jacket
Law, crime and sexuality : essays in feminism by Carol Smart( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, crime, and sexuality transcends the traditional fragmentation of sociology, criminology, socio-legal studies, and feminist theory and philosophy. It enables readers to draw on aspects from each discipline and see how various themes and discussions are related. Compiled specifically for students' needs, the essays show that theory need not be too hard or too inaccessible, and help students to understand the law in conceptual terms while enabling them to become fully aware of the extent to which the law is implicated in our everyday lives
Child custody and the politics of gender by Carol Smart( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over de veranderende houding t.o.v. de verzorging en opvoeding van kinderen na (echt)scheiding, o.m. door de groeiende invloed van de 'vaderrechten'-beweging. Bijdragen van: - C. Smart: Power and the politics of child custody - M.L. Fineman: The politics of custody and gender: child advocacy and t he transformation of custody decision making in the USA - N. Holtrust, S. Sevenhuijsen, A. Verbraken: Rights for fathers and the state: recent developments in custody politics in the Netherlands - I. Thery: 'The interest of the child' and the regulation of the post-divorce family - K. Sandberg: Best interests and justice - S.B. Boyd: From gender specificity to gender neutrality? Ideologies in Canadian child custody law - R. Grayar: Equal rights versus fathers' rights: the child custody debate in Australia - D. MacDevitt: The custody of children in the Republic of Ireland - J. Brophy: Custody law, child care and inequality - J. Zipper: What else is new? Reproductive technologies and custody politics
Women-in-law : explorations in law, family, and sexuality( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ties that bind : law, marriage, and the reproduction of patriarchal relations by Carol Smart( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1984, this book made an important and timely contribution to the development of the idea that the law is a major source of women's oppression. Based on research of the theory and practice of family law, it examines the way in which private law operates to sustain, reproduce and reinforce the dependence of women in the most private of spheres, namely marriage. The author focuses on the point of break down or divorce, where the economic vulnerability of women caused by marriage and the sexual division of labour is most clearly expressed. She points to the way in which the law, while mitigating the worst excesses of men s power over women in marriage, has consistently failed to tackle the economic structure of marriage and women s fundamental material vulnerability inside the family. She confronts various myths on divorce legislation in Britain and discusses alternative feminist proposals for tackling the problems caused by women s economic dependence in marriage. Although Smart writes in 1984, many of the issues she discusses retain their significance in today s society
The new family? by Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aandacht voor de veranderingen die zich in de jaren negentig in gezin en gezinsleven hebben ingezet, t.g.v. werkende moeders, lesbische ouderparen, openheid over seksuele voorkeuren, onderlinge relaties tussen broers, zusters, ooms en tantes e.d. Hiermee wordt aangetoond dat er behoefte is aan een bredere definitie en begrip van gezinnen en wordt een andere benadering aan de orde gesteld
Family fragments? by Carol Smart( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers empirical material and theoretical analysis in order to try and give a fresh understanding of the nature of family practices in modern societies
Ideologies of welfare : from dreams to disillusion by John Clarke( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the development of the British welfare state though the debates which surround it in three key periods: the turn of the century; the Beveridge period; and the 1970s and 1980s. Each section focuses on four main, and competing approaches; laissez-faire individualism, fabianism, socialism and feminism
Personal life : new directions in sociological thinking by Carol Smart( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Smart] gives emphasis to ideas of connectedness, relationality and embeddedness ... [H]er approach prioritizes the bond between people, the importance of memory and cultural heritage, the significance of emotions (both positive and negative), how family secrets work and change over time, and the underestimated importance of things such as shared possessions or homes in the maintenance and memory of relationships."--Cover, p.4
Same sex marriages : new generations, new relationships by Brian Heaphy( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a couple of generations new possibilities have opened up for how we organize our relationships. This is especially true of same sex relationships where there is an increasing acceptance of civil unions and same-sex marriages. Many young same sex couples and partners are now living more ordinary lives than ever thought possible before, and marriage can be an important part of this. Based on extensive couple and individual interviews with young partners who have legally formalized their relationships, this fascinating new book argues that same sex marriages in everyday life need to be understood in terms of interlinked developments in lesbian and gay worlds, heterosexual relationships and in personal life. The book sheds light on the generational and biographical factors that influence same sex relationships and discusses the implications for how we understand changing heterosexual relationships and marriages. This topical book will provide compelling reading for all those interested in sexuality, gender, the family and personal life
The craft of knowledge : experiences of living with data by Allison James( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Craft of Knowledge experienced researchers come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing research, providing personal accounts of what can often be the trying or painful processes of creating research-based knowledge and understandings of social life. Sociologists, anthropologists and historians come together to pool insights into what it is like to be immersed in real life research and to explore how they deal with the demands and challenges it creates. This is not a book about techniques but about what matters when carrying out qualitative research projects today. Faced with increasing demands for quick answers and unambiguous findings, this book is an appeal for more nuanced processes, deeper ethical considerations and the power of imagination in carrying out social research"
Relative strangers : family life, genes, and donor conception by Petra Nordqvist( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to have a child born through donor conception? Does it mean different things for heterosexual parents and lesbian parents? What is it like for the 'non-genetic' parent? How do grandparents feel about having a grandchild who is conceived with the help of an egg, sperm or embryo donor? Since 1991 more than 35,000 children have been born in the UK as a result of donor conception. This means that more and more families are facing the issue of incorporating 'relative strangers' into their families. In this path breaking book, the authors explore the lived reality of donor conception in families by using in-depth interviews with parents and grandparents of donor conceived children. With reproductive medical technologies becoming more accessible, assisted donor conception is raising new and important questions about family life. This book will provide compelling reading for all those interested in the family, kinship, gender and sexuality, new reproductive technologies, and genetics (Publisher's website)
Good to talk? : conversations with children after divorce by Bren Neale( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses whether social workers, lawyers, judges and mediators are adequately ascertaining the wishes and feelings of children involved in divorce proceedings
Cohabitation breakdown by Carol Smart( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Horace by Horace( Book )

4 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating collection of the works of the ancient Roman lyric poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, commonly known as Horace, translated literally into English
Ties That Bind (Routledge Revivals) : Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations by Carol Smart( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1984, this book made an important and timely contribution to the development of the idea that the law is a major source of women's oppression. Based on research of the theory and practice of family law, it examines the way in which private law operates to sustain, reproduce and reinforce the dependence of women in the most private of spheres, namely marriage. The author focuses on the point of break down or divorce, where the economic vulnerability of women caused by marriage and the sexual division of labour is most clearly expressed. She points to the way in which
 
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Feminism and the power of law
Alternative Names
Carol Smart feminist sociologist and academic at the University of Manchester

Languages
English (238)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

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Regulating womanhood : historical essays on marriage, motherhood, and sexualityThe changing experience of childhood : families and divorceLaw, crime and sexuality : essays in feminismThe new family?Family fragments?Personal life : new directions in sociological thinkingGood to talk? : conversations with children after divorce