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Vol 23 No 10 Oct/Nov 2018

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Feminism, Postfeminism and Legal Theory: Beyond the Gendered Subject?

ISBN13: 9781138488342
To be Published: December 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

There is much debate about postfeminism, what it is, and its role in feminist politics. Whilst postfeminism has become increasingly influential in literature, popular culture, and philosophy, it has so far received comparatively little attention in law and legal studies. This book aims to remedy this situation. The book brings together feminist legal scholars working in different contexts to examine the idea of postfeminism and assess its contemporary relevance. It explores a range of questions including: Does postfeminism describe an age that follows modernism, one where identity politics has realised its goals and feminism is no longer needed? Or does postfeminism describe the feminism of a postmodernist age where identity can mean anything at all? Or, differently again, does the term capture a ‘new feminism’ that discredits feminism and attempts to reshape its political consciousness? And what might the answers to these questions mean for law and legal theory, and a feminist politics of law reform?

List of Contributors
Part One
Chapter One - The Feminist Fandango with the Legal Academy
Margaret Thornton
Chapter Two - Postfeminist clothing: anti-feminism or diversification of the narratives of emancipation?
Dorota Anna Gozdecka
Chapter Three - Narratives of Belonging: Religion, the Gendered Body and Claims of Autonomy and Authenticity
Kati Nieminen and Sanna Mustasaari
Part Two
Chapter Four - Feminism and its Absence in Pakistani Legal Discourse
Maliha Zia
Chapter Five - Interrogating ourselves, again: Women’s human rights and the feminist practice of critical self-assessment
Mariana Prandini Assis
Chapter Six - Postfeminism and the Possibilities of a Post-essential Politics
Anne Macduff
Part Three
Chapter Seven - The Problem with Research
Jennifer M Nielsen
Chapter Eight - Breaking free from the orbit of legal centralism: Religious minority women in a postcolonial context
Joyce Das
Chapter Nine - Beyond Identity: In Theory
Margaret Davies