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Legal Theory & Systems
  • Author:
    Joanne Conaghan
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    0415447461
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    978-0415447461
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    Routledge; 1 edition (February 6, 2009)
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    1864 pages
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Feminist legal theory, also known as feminist jurisprudence, is based on the belief that the law has been fundamental in women's historical subordination. The project of feminist legal theory is twofold.

Feminist legal theory, also known as feminist jurisprudence, is based on the belief that the law has been fundamental in women's historical subordination. First, feminist jurisprudence seeks to explain ways in which the law played a role in women's former subordinate status. Second, feminist legal theory is dedicated to changing women's status through a rework of the law and its approach to gender

Feminist Legal Studies book.

Feminist Legal Studies book. There are many ways of classifying feminist thinking within and beyond law.

The Critical Concepts in Law series includes titles for many areas of the broad subject - with titles including Law and Development, International Law and Feminist Legal Studies, to name but a few in this far reaching series. Over the course of the year the series is set to see a number of new additions.

Feminist Legal Studies is committed to an international perspective and to the promotion of feminist work in all areas of law, legal theory and legal practice. The journal publishes critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically engaged feminist scholarship relating to law (broadly conceived).

Critical legal studies (CLS) is a school of critical theory that first emerged as a movement in the United States during the 1970s. Critical Legal Studies adherents claim that laws are used to maintain the status quo of society's power structures; it is also held that the law is a codified form of society's biases against marginalized groups.

Joanne joined the University of Bristol Law School in August 2013 having previously taught at the University of Kent. Feminist Legal Studies: Critical Concepts in Law more. Publication Date: 2009. moreJoanne joined the University of Bristol Law School in August 2013 having previously taught at the University of Kent for many years. She has also taught at the University of Exeter and the University of San Diego California. Joanne has written extensively about issues relating to gender and law and is widely recognized as a leading scholar in that field, both nationally and internationally.

PDF Feminist engagement with law has taken a variety of forms over the years. By subjecting legal concepts and methods to critical. analysis, feminists have questioned the terms of legal debate. Cite this publication. A commitment to challenging gender disadvantage unites the individuals and.

University of Kent - Kent Law School. This article seeks to address the current state of theoretical debate within feminist legal studies in the United Kingdom and beyond.

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A close engagement with law has long been a core dimension of feminist activism. However, it is only since the late twentieth century that a distinct and vital body of academic literature addressing the nature, effects, and limits of that engagement has emerged. In particular, from the 1980s onwards, a critical mass of scholarship has accumulated, establishing feminist legal studies not just as a recognizable subdiscipline, both of law and of feminist or women’s studies, but also as a terrain of substance and complexity, the exploration and understanding of which requires increasingly sophisticated navigation skills.

As research in and around the area flourishes as never before, this new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Law, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature, and to provide a map of feminist legal studies as it has emerged, developed, and diverged over the last thirty years.

There are many ways of classifying feminist thinking within and beyond law. A typical method is to divide work into competing political or theoretical camps (such as liberal feminism, socialist feminism, and radical feminism). Another way, more common in law, is to organize feminist perspectives around issues such as abortion, equal pay, and pornography. A third treatment would be to focus on epistemologies (for example, feminist empiricism, standpoint theory, and postmodernism). However, the editor of this reference work, an internationally renowned scholar, eschews these increasingly sterile approaches and instead offers a view of feminist legal studies as a dynamic process of engagement with law which takes different forms and emphases at different points and contexts. Feminist legal studies does not, she argues, comprise a static set of ideas; it is rather an ongoing conversation.

For this reason, the material gathered here in this four-volume collection is, to a considerable extent, organized chronologically, starting with the key feminist issues and interventions of the early 1980s. The collection then progresses thematically to reflect the shifts and turns of feminist legal thought. The content of the material is explicitly inter-jurisdictional, and reflects the global nature of feminist legal scholarship and, in particular, current thematic preoccupations.

With a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the material in its historical and intellectual context, Feminist Legal Studies is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and students of feminist law―as well as those working in allied areas―as a vital one-stop research resource.