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Law and Politics at the Perimeter: Re-Evaluating Key Debates in Feminist Theory


ISBN13: 9781841133522
Published: October 2007
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £31.99



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Feminist critique has made a significant impact both in terms of informing our theoretical approach to law and politics as social phenomena, and in terms of encouraging the development of increased opportunities and protection for individual women. Despite its successes, however, feminist thought has suffered from internal disagreements and schisms. Whilst united by their commitment to highlight and undermine gender-based discrimination, disparate feminist theorists have disagreed over a range of issues central to that project. In particular, there has been long-standing feminist debate over the utility of legal reform tactics, the patriarchal nature of the State, and the legitimacy of woman-centred methodology and grand-theorising.

The ferocity of these debates has intensified in contemporary times with the increasing reception of postmodern and pluralist analyses. Vehemently against the establishment of meta-narratives or essentialist accounts of generic womanhood, the postmodern insistence on subversion over critique, and on dislocation over collectivism, has severed an already fragile link between feminist theory and practice.

Set against this backdrop, this book offers a critical re-appraisal of contemporary feminist legal and political theory. It re-visits key feminist debates over the origins of patriarchy, as well as over the role of liberalism and the rule of law in its creation and perpetuation. It re-evaluates feminist calls for the dislocation of legal reform strategies and rights-based claims. And it draws upon the work of 'mainstream' analytical jurists, as well as philosophers like Foucault and Wittgenstein, to re-cast the terrain around key concepts of power, identity and equality within feminist political theory.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. The Development and Dilemmas of Feminist Theory
2. Feminism(s), Law and Liberalism(s)
3. On Reform and Reforming Rights
4. Power, Domination and Patriarchy
5. Womanhood, Essentialism and Identity
6. Equality, Respect and Feminist Futures
Concluding Remarks

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Published November 2007
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£65.00
Consent in the Law ISBN 9781841136790
Published January 2007
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£65.00
Legal Norms & Normativity: An Essay in Geneology ISBN 9781841134550
Published October 2006
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Costs and Cautionary Tales: Economic Insights for the Law ISBN 9781841133690
Published April 2006
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Published February 2006
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Published April 2004
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Published April 2004
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£19.99
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Published June 2001
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£21.99
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£50.00
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Published June 2001
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£25.99
Law as a Social Institution
Hamish RossSenior Lecturer in Law, Napier University Law School, Edinburgh
ISBN 9781841132303
Published June 2001
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£50.00
Law as a Social Institution
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ISBN 9781841132310
Published June 2001
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£20.99
Law in Its Own Right
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ISBN 9781841130286
Published January 2000
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£21.99
Law in Its Own Right
Henrik Palmer OlsenLecturer, Institute of Legal Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Stuart ToddingtonLecturer, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
ISBN 9781841130347
Published January 2000
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