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Special Issue: Feminist Legal Theory Vol: 69

Austin Sarat
Amherst College, USA

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17 Feb 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
264 pages - 152 x 229 x 18mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society
Half a century after the beginning of the second wave, feminist legal theorists are still writing about many of the subjects they addressed early on: money, sex, reproduction, and jobs. What has changed is the way that they talk about these subjects. Specifically, these theorists now posit a more complex and nuanced conception of power. Recent scholarship recognizes the complexities of power in contemporary society, the ways in which these complexities entrench sex inequality, and the role that law can play in reducing inequality and increasing agency. The feminist legal theorists in this volume are emblematic of this effort. They carefully examine the relationship between gender, equality, and power across an array of realms: sex, reproduction, pleasure, work, money. In doing so they identify social, political, economic, developmental, and psychological and somatic forces, operating both internally and externally, that complicate the expression and constraint of power. Finally, they give sophisticated thought to the possibilities for legal interventions in light of these more complex notions of power.
Introduction - Maxine Eichner and Clare Huntington Going Wild: Law and Literature and Sex - Susan Frelich Appleton and Susan Ekberg Stiritz Women’s Sexual Agency and the Law of Rape In the 21st Century - Katharine K. Baker and Michelle Oberman Care and Danger: Feminism and Therapy Culture - Angela P. Harris Market-Cautious Feminism - Maxine Eichner Unequal Terms: Gender, Power, and The Recreation of Hierarchy - June Carbone and Naomi Cahn Schrodinger’s Child: Non-Identity and Probabilities in Reproductive Decision-Making - Jennifer S. Hendricks
Edited by Austin Sarat, Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought and Political Science, Amherst College, USA Maxine Eichner, School of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Clare Huntington, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, USA

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