Sourcebook on Feminist Jurisprudence

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Cavendish Publishing, Mar 26, 1996 - Law - 604 pages

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between feminist theories and the law, and the way in which developments of the former have affected, and been affected by, the latter.

The book takes as its starting point a study of women and culture on an international level, which demonstrates how religious and cultural influences have been fundamental in establishing contemporary legal and social mores. This provides the setting for an investigation into legal and social discrimination and inequality, and how this has been addressed by the emergence of feminism. A number of critiques and developments are examined.

 

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Contents

FACTUAL DATA ON THE WORLDS WOMEN
3
WOMEN AND CULTURE
21
THE EVOLUTION AND SCOPE OF FEMINIST JURISPRUDENCE
59
FEMINIST LEGAL METHODS
93
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
123
FEMINIST CRITIQUES OF THE PUBLICPRIVATE DICHOTOMY
143
EQUALITYSAMENESSDIFFERENCE
161
ANCIENT POLITICAL THOUGHT
277
FEMINISM AND MARXISM
328
WOMEN VIOLENCE AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
371
RAPE
389
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
404
PORNOGRAPHY
433
WOMEN AND MEDICINE
491
WOMEN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
535
Index
617

TRADITIONAL JURISPRUDENCE
301
SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY
315

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Queen Mary, University of London, UK

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