Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

by Martha Albertson Fineman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754675521

ISBN-13: 9780754675525

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations is a groundbreaking collection that brings together leading scholars in contemporary legal theory. The volume explores, at times contentiously, convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. These explorations - foregrounded by legal issues such

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Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations is a groundbreaking collection that brings together leading scholars in contemporary legal theory. The volume explores, at times contentiously, convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. These explorations - foregrounded by legal issues such as marriage equality, sexual harassment, workers' rights, and privacy
- re-draw and re-imagine the alliances and antagonisms constituting feminist and queer theory. The essays cross a spectrum of disciplinary matrixes, including jurisprudence, political philosophy, literary theory, critical race theory, women's studies, and gay and lesbian studies. The authors occupy a variety of political positions vis-Ã-vis questions of identity, rights, the state, cultural normalization, and economic liberalism. The richness and vitality of feminist and queer theory, as well as their relevance to matters central to the law and politics of our time, are on full display in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754675525
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: feminist and queer legal theory, Martha Albertson Fineman; Part 1 Queer With or Without Feminist Legal Theory?: Queer theory by men, Janet Halley writing sub nomine Ian Halley; Theorizing yes: an essay on feminism, law, and desire, Katharine M. Franke; The sexual family, Martha Albertson Fineman; The sanitized workplace revisited, Vicki Schulz; Queering sexual orientation: a call for theory as praxis, Francisco Valdes. Part 2 Feminist With or Without Queer Legal Theory?: How queer theory makes neoliberalism sexy, Martha T. McCluskey; Proper objects, different subjects, and juridical horizons in radical legal critique, Tucker Culbertson and Jack Jackson; A few words in favor of cultivating an incest taboo in the workplace, Mary Ann Case; Care and feminists, Mary Becker; Methodological descriptions: 'feminist' and 'queer' legal theories, Adam P. Romero. Part 3 Pluralizing Difference: The epistemic contract of bisexual erasure, Kenji Yoshino; Black rights, gay rights, civil rights, Devon W. Carbado; The transgender rights imaginary, Paisley Currah; Compulsory monogamy and polyamorous existence, Elizabeth F. Emens. Part 4 The Politics and Law of Kinship, Intimacy and Care: This is not your father's autonomy: lesbian and gay rights from a feminist and relational perspective, Carlos A. Ball; Compulsory matrimony, Ruthann Robson; From paternafare to marriage promotion: sexual regulation and welfare reform, Anna Marie Smith; Transgressive caretaking, Laura T. Kessler. Part 5 Law and Strategy at the Crossroads of Feminist and Queer Legal Theories: The troubled relationship of feminist and queer legal theory to strategic essentialism: theory/praxis, queer porn, and Canadian anti-discrimination law, Lara Karaian; Poststructuralism on trial, Ann Scales; Queer victory, feminist defeat? Sodomy and rape in Lawrence v. Texas, Lynne Huffer; Postscript: curious encounters, unpredictable conversations, Kathryn Abrams; Bibliography; Index.

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