Feminism and the Power of Lawby Carol Smart
Feminism still provides one of the most exciting areas of intellectual work. In spite of the view of some that we have entered a phase of post-feminism, it is still stimulating new ways of thinking and challenging mainstream thought. The area of feminist work on law and criminology has been a part of this intellectual movement. In this new collection of integrated essays, Carol Smart pushes forward the existing debate. Strongly critical of the 'women and law' approach, the author presents a new, gendered analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist, post-structuralist approach. The book offers useful comment on the recent US ordinances against pornography, as well as discussing current research on rape trials and abortion legislation.
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