Introduction to feminist legal theory /

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Author / Creator:Chamallas, Martha.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:New York : Aspen Publishers, 2003.
Description:xxv, 337 p. ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Feminist jurisprudence.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Feminist jurisprudence.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5603963
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ISBN:0735526486 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Thinking Like a Feminist
  • A.. Five Opening Moves
  • 1.. Women's Experience
  • 2.. Implicit Male Bias
  • 3.. Double Binds and Dilemmas of Difference
  • 4.. Reproducing Patterns of Male Domination
  • 5.. Unpacking Women's Choices
  • B.. Summary
  • Chapter 2. Three Stages of Feminist Legal Theory
  • Chapter 3. The Equality Stage (1970s)
  • A.. The Elimination of Sex-Based Classifications
  • B.. Equal Access to Jobs and Education
  • C.. Equality in the Family
  • D.. Privacy and the Legal Regulation of Sexual Conduct
  • E.. Feminist Scholarship During the Equality Stage
  • F.. The Impact of Liberal Feminism on Law
  • Chapter 4. The Difference Stage (1980s)
  • A.. The Debate Over Equal Versus Special Treatment
  • B.. The Emergence of Dominance Feminism
  • C.. Cultural Feminism Meets the Law
  • D.. Confronting the Dangers of Cultural Feminism
  • E.. Beyond Formal Equity: The Special Case of Title IX
  • F.. Feminism and Critical Legal Studies
  • G.. Combining Theory and Practice: Gender Bias in the Courts
  • Chapter 5. The Diversity Stage (1990s and Beyond)
  • A.. Critiques of Gender Essentialism
  • B.. Feminist Theories of Multiple Oppression and Multiple Perspectives
  • C.. Postmodern Feminist Theories and Personal Identity
  • D.. Breaking the False Dichotomy Between Agency and Victimization
  • E.. Investigating White Privilege
  • F.. The "Turn" to Performance
  • G.. Global Feminism: Women's Rights as Human Rights
  • H.. Backlash: Proliferation of Critics of Feminist Legal Theory
  • 1.. Evolutionary Biology
  • 2.. Victim Feminism
  • 3.. The New Right-Wing Attack
  • Chapter 6. Allied Intellectual Movements
  • A.. Critical Race Theory
  • 1.. The Theme of Cultural Domination
  • 2.. Unconscious Racism and the Critique of Color-Blindness
  • 3.. Perspectivity and Hate Speech
  • 4.. Race as a Social Construction
  • B.. Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • 1.. Connecting Heterosexism to Sexism
  • 2.. Analyzing the Constructs of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
  • 3.. Gay Narratives and Pre-Understandings
  • 4.. Construction of Group and Personal Identity
  • 5.. Queer Theory and the Law
  • Chapter 7. Applied Feminist Legal Scholarship--Economic Subordination of Women
  • A.. The Components of Women's Economic Subordination
  • B.. Tokenism, Gender Stereotyping, and Male-Dominated Work
  • C.. Devaluation, Comparable Worth, and Women's Work
  • D.. Household Labor and the Work/Family Conflict
  • E.. Reinforcing Economic Subordination Through Tort Law
  • F.. Implicit Gender Bias in the Tax Code
  • Chapter 8. Applied Feminist Scholarship--Sexual Subordination of Women
  • A.. Prototypes of Rape
  • 1.. Strangers and Racism
  • 2.. Causal Attribution, Victim Responsibility, and Rape Justification
  • 3.. Commodification, Devaluation, and New Feminist Discourses
  • B.. Sexual Harassment
  • 1.. A Feminist Cause of Action
  • 2.. Feminist Doctrinal Critiques
  • 3.. Intersectionality: The Legacy of the Hill/Thomas Hearings
  • 4.. Feminist Responses to Same-Sex Harassment
  • C.. Domestic Violence
  • 1.. Feminist Terms and Descriptions
  • 2.. Prototypes of the Battered Woman: Syndromes and Self-Defense
  • 3.. The Rhetoric of Privacy and Relationships: Historical Insights
  • E.. Legal Prohibitions on Same-Sex Marriage
  • D.. Prostitution
  • 1.. Two Competing Visions of Prostitution
  • 2.. The Analogy to Work
  • 1.. Legal Climate for Same-Sex Marriage
  • 2.. Feminist Responses to Same-Sex Marriage
  • Chapter 9. Applied Feminist Scholarship--Motherhood and Reproduction
  • A.. Motherhood as an Ideological Construct
  • B.. Constructing Deviancy: Race, Patriarchy, and Single Motherhood
  • C.. Exploring the Relationship between "Dependency" and "Privilege"
  • D.. Forced Motherhood: Gender Equality and Abortion Rights
  • E.. Limitations on the Right to Choose Motherhood
  • Chapter 10. Conclusion
  • Index