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Author Chesler, Phyllis.

Title Mothers on trial : the battle for children and custody / Phyllis Chesler.

Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    346.7301 CHE 2011    Missing
Edition Rev. and updated 2nd ed.
Description xxiii, 488 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-401) and index.
Contents A historical overview -- A contemporary overview -- What is a "fit" mother or father? : an "unfit" mother or father? : who decides? -- Do "good enough" mothers still lose custody of their children in North America today? : the results of an original study -- The "sexual" mother : Anna Karenina today -- The "uppity" mother -- The lesbian mother -- The mother married to a violent man -- Paternal brainwashing -- The "voluntarily" noncustodial mother -- The price of battle : mothers encounter the psychological and economic law -- The mother-lawyer relationship -- The mother-judge and father-judge relationships -- Court-enabled incest in the 1980s and 1990s -- Court-enabled incest in the twenty-first century -- Legal torture from 1986 to 2010 -- The international custody situation -- The fathers' supremacist movement from the 1980s to 2010 -- Contemporary legal trends, part I : joint custody, mediation, incest, and parental alienation -- Contemporary legal trends, part II : mental illness, gay and lesbian custody surrogacy, and the primary caretaker -- Mothers' wisdom : philosophical perspectives on having and losing children -- Mothers' voices, written on the wind : what is a custody battle really about? -- What to expect when you're expecting a divorce : an interview with divorce lawyer, Susan L. Bender.
Subject Mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Custody of children -- United States.
ISBN 1556529996 (pbk.)
9781556529993 (pbk.)

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