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Feminist legal theory

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Feminist jurisprudence.,
  • Sex and law.,
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.,
  • Feminist theory.,
  • Feminist criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesApplications of feminist legal theory to women"s lives.
    Statementedited by D. Kelly Weisberg.
    SeriesWomen in the political economy
    ContributionsWeisberg, D. Kelly.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK349 .F46 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 620 p. ;
    Number of Pages620
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1716672M
    LC Control Number92019135

    The leading international journal of feminist legal scholarship Publishes work from around the world, and covering international, transnational and global issues Encourages, supports and helps to develop the work of emerging researchers, as well as publishing leading scholars in the field The editorial board is a collective drawn from feminists working at leading law schools across the UK Journal information. Language: English Copyright: Bodies[ edit ] In western thoughtthe body has been historically associated solely with women, whereas men have been associated with the mind. Finally, radical or dominant feminism focuses on inequality. They argue that sexual equality must be constructed on the basis of women's differences from men and not be a mere accommodation of those differences.

    The journal publishes material in a range of formats, including articles, essay reviews, interviews, book reviews and notes on recent legal developments. The selections reveal the influences of feminist work in philosophy, psychoanalysis, political theory, and literary criticism, among other fields. New issues dealt more with woman's condition as a social constructgender identityand relationships within and between genders. Anthony gave a speech within court in which she addressed the issues of language within the constitution documented in her publication, "Speech after Arrest for Illegal voting" in Julia KristevaBracha Ettinger and Luce Irigaray developed specific notions concerning unconscious sexual difference, the feminine, and motherhood, with wide implications for film and literature analysis.

    As a solution it was suggested by some to avoid the gender-specific structuring of the society coeducation. Feminists from the postmodern camp use a method known as deconstruction in which they look at laws to find hidden biasses within them. One debate proposes such questions as "Are there 'women's ways of knowing' and 'women's knowledge'? Another school of feminist legal thought, cultural feminism, focuses on the differences between men and women and celebrates those differences. One major psychological theory, relational-cultural theoryis based on the work of Jean Baker Millerwhose book Toward a New Psychology of Women proposes that "growth-fostering relationships are a central human necessity and that disconnections are the source of psychological problems".


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Feminist legal theory book

Updated statistics and empirical analysis appear throughout. Feminists believe that history was written from a male point of view and does not reflect women's role in making history and structuring society. What makes this new theory so important is the far-reaching challenge it poses to the assumptions embedded in traditional legal doctrine and method as well as the light it sheds on how these assumptions so consistently undercut efforts toward fundamental gender change.

Language: English Copyright: In conclusion, the contemporary sex gender model is accurate because both sex and gender are rightly seen as social constructs inclusive of the wide spectrum of sexes and genders and in which nature and nurture are interconnected.

Feminist Legal Theory (Second Edition): A Primer

Verchick introduce the diverse strands of feminist legal theory and discuss an array of substantive legal topics, pulling in recent court decisions, new laws, and important shifts in culture and technology. Bodies[ edit ] In western thoughtthe body has been historically associated solely with women, whereas men have been associated with the mind.

The full range of legal issues affecting women are covered, including gender discrimination, rape, sexual harassment, motherhood, reproductive issues, and much more. This debate raises the issue of understanding the oppressive lives of women that are not only shaped by gender alone but by other elements such as racism, classism, ageism, heterosexism, ableism etc.

Readers will find new material on women in politics, gender and globalization, and the promise and danger of expanding social media. Though feminists share common commitments to equality between men and women, feminist jurisprudence is not uniform. Such masculinized language that feminist theorists address is the use of, for example, "God the Father" which is looked upon as a way of designating the sacred as solely men or, in other words, biblical language glorifies men through all of the masculine pronouns like "he" and "him" and addressing God as a "He".

In the United States she places the turning point in the decades before and after women obtained the vote in — One example of where the standard definition of gender alters with time happens to be depicted in Sally Shuttleworth 's Female Circulation in which the, "abasement of the woman, reducing her from an active participant in the labor market to the passive bodily existence to be controlled by male expertise is indicative of the ways in which the ideological deployment of gender roles operated to facilitate and sustain the changing structure of familial and market relations in Victorian England".

Levit and Verchicks work has the potential to make feminism not a four-letter word for millennial lawyers but instead a four-word phrase: 'Yes, Im a feminist!

Feminist Legal Theory (Second Edition)

The editorial board encourages the submission of papers from people working outside the academy, as well as from researchers in any discipline.

This relatively slim volume has it all. The book is chock-full of information about law that relates to all aspects of womens and sometimes, mens issues ranging from education law to human trafficking. July Learn how and when to remove this template message The socially-biasing children sex and gender model broadens the horizons of the sex and gender ideologies.

The information is presented through vivid, readable prose that lawyers, academics, and non-lawyers alike will find interesting, informative, and fun to read. The language, logic, and structure of the law are male-created and reinforce male values. Therefore, the woman must regain subject, to escape her defined role as "other", as a Cartesian point of departure.

Psychoanalytical feminists believe that gender inequality comes from early childhood experiences, which lead men to believe themselves to be masculineand women to believe themselves feminine.Jan 15,  · Read "Feminist Legal Theory (Second Edition) A Primer" by Nancy Levit available from Rakuten Kobo.

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Since its initial publication inFeminist Legal Theory: A Primer has received rave reviews/5(22). Feminist legal theory also suggests how feminist practice might move toward strategies capable of fostering more effective atlasbowling.com a carefully balanced and thoughtfully edited collection of classic and new, cutting-edge papers, Katharine Bartlett and Rosanne Kennedy present some of the most provocative and diverse work in this exciting field.

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