Feminist Perspectives on Contract Law
Edited by Linda Mulcahy, Sally Wheeler
Routledge-Cavendish – 2005 – 192 pages
Series: Feminist Perspectives
The law of contract is ripe for feminist analysis. Despite increasing calls for the re-conceptualisation of neo-classical ways of thinking, feminist perspectives on contract tend to be marginalised in mainstream textbooks. This edited collection questions the assumptions made in such works and the ideologies that underpin them, drawing attention to the ways in which the law of contract has facilitated the virtual exclusion of women, the feminine and the private sphere from legal discourse.
Contributors to this volume offer a range of ways of thinking about the subject and cover topics such as the feminine offeree, feminist perspectives on contracts in cyberspace, the forgotten world of women and contracts, restitution and feminist economic theory, the gendered power dynamics of undue influence, and the feminisation of dispute resolution.
"Feminist Perspectives on Contract Law provides an excellent contribution to contract law and to the Feminist Perspectives series… a book well worth reading." - Janice Richardson in Feminist Legal Studies, Issue 14 (2006)
"This book offers fascinating insights…[and] makes an important contribution to contract scholarship." - International Journal of Law in Context, vol. 2.4 (2007)
"Each chapter in Feminist Perspectives on Contract Law illuminates the less visible malecentric aspects of contract law, renewing and introducing feminist approaches that enrich historical, jurisprudential and theoretical understandings that have relevance for broader aspects of law." - Dermot Feenan, Social & Legal Studies, 17 (2), 2008