Where Is Your Body?: And Other Essays on Race, Gender and the Law

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Beacon Press, 1997 - Social Science - 207 pages
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Revisiting the ways in which her own experiences as a Japanese-American woman have informed her approach to the law, Matsuda offers powerful insight into how our collective experiences inform our understanding of the law. From stories of the Japanese-American internment camps to her reactions to racist images in movies, she explores how our identity can contribute to a vision of a more just society. Matsuda also focuses on applying a new multicultural and feminist theory of jurisprudence to specific legal issues, weighing hate speech against academic freedom, considering how women are viewed by the criminal justice system, and setting an agenda for progressive civil liberties.
 

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WHERE IS YOUR BODY?: And Other Essays on Race, Gender, and the Law

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A small order of leftist jurisprudence to go, by a self- described ``female Asian-American radical law professor who does theory.'' Matsuda (Law/Georgetown Univ.) collects 16 brief speeches delivered ... Read full review

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In her latest work, Matsuda (law, Georgetown, coauthor of Words That Wound, Westview, 1993) questions why the American legal system has been created to favor wealthy white men at the expense of people ... Read full review

Contents

Multiple Consciousness
3
On Identity Politics
13
Jurisprudence in Color
21
Feminism and Property
29
Feminism and the Crime Scare
37
Critical Race Theory
47
Legal
61
Where Is Your Body? Protest and Social Transformation
73
Assaultive Speech and Academic Freedom
103
Change Backlash and Learning to Talk
119
Progressive Civil Liberties
131
Are Asian Americans the Racial
149
Asian Images
161
Why Are We Here? Thoughts on AsianAmerican
171
Sansei and the Legacy of the Nisei Vets
181
A Note on Terminology and Social History
191

Who Owns Speech? Violence and Linguistic Space
83

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About the author (1997)

Mari Matsuda, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, is author of We Won't Go Back: Making the Case for Affirmative Action.

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