Feminist Legal Theory: An Anti-Essentialist Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Feminist Legal Theory is a groundbreaking collection of feminist work proceeding from the core assumption that the differences among women are essential to feminist analysis. Rather than presenting feminist legal theory sequentially, with “African American feminism” or “critical race feminism” added on at the end, the volume thoroughly integrates key readings from non-white, non-middle class, and non-mainstream writers throughout.

The volume explores the intersections of race, class, and gender in such areas as theory, family, work and economic issues, and violence against women. Each section of the book begins with an introduction providing context and insights into how the particular pieces included challenge norms and create new paradigms. This vibrant, challenging collection of work by a broad range of authors represents the cutting edge of feminist theory in concrete applications essential to gender equality.

Contributors include: Patricia Hill Collins, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Angela P. Harris, Sylvia A. Law, Mari Matsuda, Martha Minow, Esther Ngan-Ling Chow, john a. powell, Jenny Rivera, and Maxine Baca Zinn.

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Editorial Reviews

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“. . . Recommend quite strongly this well-edited and thought-provoking text. It provides a valuable contribution to legal scholarship.”
-Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814719138
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 417
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle S. Jacobs is Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Nancy E. Dowd is Director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law. She is the author of several books, including Redefining Fatherhood (NYU Press).

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Table of Contents

part i Theories, Strategies, and Methodologies

part ii Women’s Work and Wealth

part iii Women, Children, Well-Being, and the State

part iv Women and Violence: Individuals, the State, and Other Actors

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