Feminism and the Power of Law

Feminism and the Power of Law

by Carol Smart
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415038812
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Series:
Sociology of Law and Crime
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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