Research handbook on feminist jurisprudence /

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Imprint:Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2019.
Description:1 online resource (544 pages).
Series:Research handbooks in legal theory series
Subject:Feminist jurisprudence -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:West, Robin, 1954- editor.
Bowman, Cynthia Grant, 1945- editor.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.
Notes:Includes index.
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Summary:The Research Handbook on Feminist Jurisprudence surveys feminist theoretical understandings of law, including liberal and radical feminism, as well as socialist, relational, intersectional, post-modern, and pro-sex and queer feminist legal theories. Featuring contributions from a diverse team of prominent scholars, this Research Handbook illuminates the ways in which feminist scholarship has enriched understandings of law's sometimes subordinating structures and the ways in which law can be interpreted or changed so as to promote the equality, liberty, wellbeing, and interests of women. The expert contributors offer a vast range of feminist perspectives on law, including liberal, radical, and post-modern feminism, and explore the implications of these theoretical stances for understandings of the nature of law, legal change, and the relationship between law and politics. Chapters analyse the influence of feminist legal theories on doctrinal areas of law including US constitutional and civil rights law, international law, and various areas of private law. This insightful book will be of interest to law students, legal scholars, and scholars of political and moral philosophy seeking to understand the entire body of feminist legal scholarship from the early 1970s to the present, as well as its variants, and relationships among different theoretical perspectives.
Other form:9781786439680
Table of Contents:
  • Contents: Preface
  • Introduction to the research handbook on feminist jurisprudence / Robin West
  • Part I: Feminism and legal theory: varieties of feminist legal theory
  • 1. In defense of liberal feminism / Sylvia A. Law
  • 2. Catharine A. MacKinnon and Equality theory / Chao-ju Chen
  • 3. Relational feminism and law / Robin West
  • 4. The limits of equality: vulnerability and inevitable inequality / Martha Albertson Fineman
  • 5. Socialist feminist legal theory: a plea / Cynthia Grant Bowman
  • 6. Critical race feminism / Dorothy E. Roberts
  • 7. Postmodern feminist legal theory / Laura A. Rosenbury
  • 8. Feminism, sexuality and the law / Nan D. Hunter
  • Part II: Feminist legal theory and criminal law
  • 9. Sexual agency and the unfinished work of rape law reform / Deborah Tuerkheimer
  • 10. Sexual violence and the law in India / Nivedita Menon
  • 11. Violence against women and liberal sexism / Victoria Nourse
  • 12. 'Some gentle violence': marital rape immunity as contradiction in criminal law / Ngaire Naffine
  • Part III: Feminist legal theory and reproductive rights
  • 13. Reproductive rights and justice: a multiple feminist theories account / Lisa C. Ikemoto
  • 14. Against Roe exceptionalism: degendering abortion / Noya Rimalt
  • Part IV: Feminist legal theory, sex discrimination and sexual harassment
  • 15. Sexual harassment law: an evolution in theory, scope and impact / Kimberly A. Yuracko
  • 16. A dignitarian feminist jurisprudence with applications to rape, sexual harassment and honor codes / Orit Kamir
  • 17. Sex equality, gender injury, Title IX And women's education / Katharine K. Baker
  • Part V: Feminist legal theory and constitutional law
  • 18. The gendered jurisprudence of the Fourteenth Amendment / Julie A. Nice
  • 19. Beyond 'free speech for the white man': feminism and the First Amendment / Mary Anne Franks
  • Part VI: Feminist legal theory and private law
  • 20. Feminist legal theory and tort law / Martha Chamallas
  • 21. Feminism and contract law / Hila Keren
  • 22. How feminism remade American Family law (and How it did not) / Susan Frelich Appleton
  • 23. Feminism and family leave / Julie C. Suk
  • Part VII: Feminist legal theory and international law
  • 24. International law and feminism / Adrien K. Wing
  • 25. The State's Due diligence obligation / Irem Caglar and Berna Akcali Gur
  • Index.