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Feminist Legal Theory

Readings In Law And Gender, 1st Edition

By Katherine Bartlett, Rosanne Kennedy


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Our understanding of the law and its potential for reforming social and political norms was dramatically reshaped in the 1980s by the intellectual movement known as feminist legal theory. 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

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, PART ONE SEXUAL DIFFERENCE AND EQUALITY THEORY, 2 The Equality Crisis: Some Reflections on Culture, Courts, and Feminism, 3 Reconstructing Sexual Equality, 4 Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics, 5 Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discrimination, 6 Deconstructing Gender, 7 Telling Stories About Women and Work: Judicial Interpretations of Sex Segregation in the Workplace in Title VII Cases Raising the Lack of Interest Argument, Further Reading for Part One, PART TWO QUESTIONING THE LEGAL SUBJECT, 8 On Being the Object of Property, 9 Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence, 10 Jurisprudence and Gender, 11 Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory, 12 Feminist Jurisprudence: Grounding the Theories, Further Reading for Part Two, PART THREE FEMINISM AND CRITICAL THEORY, 13 Deconstructing Contract Doctrine, 14 Statutory Rape: A Feminist Critique of Rights Analysis, 15 The Dialectic of Rights and Politics: Perspectives from the Women’s Movement, 16 Feminist Critical Theories, Further Reading for Part Three, PART FOUR TURNING FEMINIST METHOD INWARD, 17 Feminist Reason: Getting It and Losing It, 18 Feminist Legal Methods, 19 Subordination, Rhetorical Survival Skills, and Sunday Shoes: Notes on the Hearing of Mrs. G., Further Reading for Part Four

About the Authors

Katharine Bartlett is professor of law at Duke University School of Law and the author of many articles on family law and feminist legal theory. Rosanne Kennedy is a lecturer in women's studies and English at Australian National University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies