Feminist Perspectives on Law and Theory (Feminist Perspectives on Law Series)
Routledge Cavendish | ISBN: 1859415288 | 2000-10-01 | PDF | 300 pages | 3 Mb
This book uses the failure of women to fit within male models of both law and theory as a way to rethink legal questions, including the meaning of equality, freedom, justice and citizenship. This includes concern about the way in which queer theory and critical race theory as well as issues of class intersect with feminist theory today. It also raises issues about the relationship between political theory and practice and the productive intersection between debates within law, philosophy and feminism.
Feminist Perspectives on Law and Theory therefore provides an interdisciplinary approach, drawn not only from law and philosophy but also from cultural and womens studies. Feminism may still be on the margins of both law and philosophy and yet has the ability to disrupt both. This book moves beyond a feminist critique of exiting frameworks to the constructive project of reworking theory from within. It goes beyond debates of traditional jurisprudence to draw its tools from the growing body of work of feminist philosophy, intersecting contemporary continental philosophy and critical legal theory.