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Women, Law and Culture Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 2

This excerpt repeats a small section of the introductory  comments, before concentrating on the detailed information about the contributions in Women, Law and Culture edited by Jocelynne A. Scutt. The linking paragraphs and explanatory material introducing the sections appeared in Part 1. The remainder of the details about the contributions will be posted in Part 3. WHN Admin.


Jocelynne A. Scutt


Through time, women have struggled to establish themselves as human – as ‘equal’ to men – in law and culture. Today, does women’s sense of identity receive support and affirmation …

Women, Law and Culture Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 1

This excerpt from the introduction of Jocelynne A. Scutt’s Women, Law and Culture Conformity Contradiction and Conflict has been heavily edited to meet, as far as possible,  blog word count requirements. While the interconnecting pieces remain, description of the contributions have been omitted. The full details of each contribution will appear in  subsequent posts. The introduction also includes a bibliography, not published in the posts. WHN Admin.


Jocelynne A. Scutt

Law and culture are intimately intertwined. Frequently (or even ultimately), laws are based on and in culture, and culture is influenced by law. Both play a major …

History News Network Q&A FOR “A WARRIOR OF THE PEOPLE”

The following interview has been made available to the WHN by Joe Starita and his publisher, St Martin’s Press, New York. It was prepared initially for the History News Network. WHN Admin.





  1. Susan La Flesche is a fascinating figure and was a woman ahead of her time. What drew you to her as the subject of your new book, A Warrior of the People? (What contributions did she make to the advancement of her people? What makes her a worthy subject?)


The American West has long since become this mythical landscape – a landscape shaped by …



Edith Morley: the first female professor in Britain




Edith Morley’s 1944 memoir, Before and After, was written a few years after retiring as the first female professor at an English university. This absorbing story, now published in book form for the first time by Two Rivers Press, brings alive a very different era, one foundational to the freedoms we enjoy today.

Barbara Morris, who has edited the volume, talks here about Edith Morley and her memoir.


When in 1907 Reading University College began its quest for full university status all heads of department were promoted

How Biblical Double Standards Killed Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Run

How biblical double standards killed Hillary Clinton’s presidential run

November 11, 2016 8.54pm AEDT

Jo Henderson-Merrygold









Jo Henderson-Merrygold

PhD Candidate in Biblical Studies and Queer Theory, University of Sheffield

Disclosure statement

Jo Henderson-Merrygold receives PhD funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), managed by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).




Clinton: crucified by the religious right? Shutterstock

Since the news broke of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States, there has been much incredulity and analysis. How was it that someone as aberrant …