Australian feminist judgments : righting and rewriting law /

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Imprint:Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xxx, 462 pages)
Subject:Feminist jurisprudence -- Australia.
Gender & the law.
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- General Practice.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
LAW -- Paralegals & Paralegalism.
LAW -- Practical Guides.
LAW -- Reference.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Douglas, Heather, editor.
Bartlett, Francesca, editor.
Luker, Trish, editor.
Hunter, Rosemary C., editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO; viewed on January 7, 2015).
Summary:This book brings together feminist academics and lawyers to present an impressive collection of alternative judgments in a series of Australian legal cases. By re-imagining original legal decisions through a feminist lens, the collection explores the possibilities, limits and implications of feminist approaches to legal decision-making. Each case is accompanied by a brief commentary that places it in legal and historical context and explains what the feminist rewriting does differently to the original case. The cases not only cover topics of long-standing interest to feminist scholars - such as family law, sexual offences and discrimination law - but also areas which have had less attention, including Indigenous sovereignty, constitutional law, immigration, taxation and environmental law. The collection contributes a distinctly Australian perspective to the growing international literature investigating the role of feminist legal theory in judicial decision-making.--Publisher
Other form:Print version: Australian feminist judgments. Oxford, United Kingdom : Hart Publishing, 2014 9781849465212