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At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution Is Transforming Privacy Hardcover – October 27, 2009

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“Jeannie Suk has written an exemplary book that demonstrates law’s humanity while exploring the deep link between law and the humanities.  Her study of the concept of the ‘home’ in law, literature, and social theory is a remarkable contribution to our understanding of the needs and interests of human security.”—Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenburg Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
(Homi K. Bhabha)

“A deeply interesting, original, and also a troubling book.  Jeannie Suk, in a persuasive analysis that calls on cultural as well as legal understanding, shows dramatically how the law has entered the home in unexpected ways.”—Peter Brooks, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, Princeton University
(Peter Brooks)

About the Author

Jeannie Suk is a professor at Harvard Law School. A former Supreme Court law clerk and Guggenheim Fellow, she studied literature at Yale and Oxford, and law at Harvard.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (October 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300113986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300113983
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,690,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Wertheim on November 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Despite my not having gone to law school, I still found this to be a fascinating read. Suk examines the roles of the state and of gender in the home, and the evolution of those roles alongside the last few decades of legal reform in the arena of domestic violence. The book is particularly salient in the post-9/11 era, as it also focuses on privacy, and the unintended consequences this area of legal reform has had on privacy. I would highly recommend "At Home in the Law" for anyone who works in fields that deal with domestic violence, or anyone who is interested in the evolution of gender roles and privacy as they pertain to the home.
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Format: Hardcover
"At Home in the Law" is on the ROROTOKO list of cutting-edge intellectual nonfiction. Professor Suk's book interview ran here as cover feature on December 4, 2009.
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