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Feminist Legal Theories
     

Feminist Legal Theories

by Karen Maschke
 

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Multidisciplinary focus
Surveying many disciplines, this anthology brings together an outstanding selection of scholarly articles that examine the profound impact of law on the lives of women in the United States. The themes addressed include the historical, political, and social contexts of legal issues that have affected women's struggles to

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Multidisciplinary focus
Surveying many disciplines, this anthology brings together an outstanding selection of scholarly articles that examine the profound impact of law on the lives of women in the United States. The themes addressed include the historical, political, and social contexts of legal issues that have affected women's struggles to obtain equal treatment under the law. The articles are drawn from journals in law, political science, history, women's studies, philosophy, and education and represent some of the most interesting writing on the subject.

The law in theory and practice
Many of the articles bring race, social, and economic factors into their analyses, observing, for example, that black women, poor women, and single mothers are treated by the wielders of the power of the law differently than middle class white women. Other topics covered include the evolution of women's legal status, reproduction rights, sexuality and family issues, equal employment and educational opportunities, domestic violence, pornography and sexual exploitation, hate speech, and feminist legal thought. A valuable research and classroom aid, this series provides in-depth coverage of specific legal issues and takes into account the major legal changes and policies that have had an impact on the lives of American women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135634698
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
Gender and American Law: The Impact of the Law on the Lives of Women
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
466 KB

Meet the Author

about the editor
Karen J. Maschke
holds a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University. Her area of specialization in public law, with a concentration on women and the law. She is the author of Litigation, Courts, and Women Workers (Praeger, 1989) and has published articles concerning women's legal rights. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the national Endowment for the Humanities.

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