Law, Crime And Sexuality / Edition 1

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Overview

In Law, Crime and Sexuality leading feminist theorist Carol Smart brings together a selection of her work specifically compiled for the needs of students to help them understand the law in conceptual terms, whilst enabling them to become fully aware of the extent to which the law is part of our everyday lives.

The book is divided into three sections, each prefaced by a specifically written introduction, which examine the major trends in contemporary thought including: the shift from criminology to the sociology of law; the identification of law as a site of struggle rather than as a tool of reform; the recognition of the contested nature of 'woman' as a category; and the significance of the developing situation where

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803989603
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/18/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Smart is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds. Her publications include: The Ties that Bind: Law, Marriage and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Relations (1984); Feminism and the Power of Law (1989); and Regulating Womanhood: Historical Essays on Marriage, Motherhood and Sexuality (edited, 1992).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: CRIMINOLOGY
Introduction
Criminological Theory
Its Ideology and Implications Concerning Women
Feminist Approaches to Criminology, or Postmodern Woman Meets Atavistic Man
PART TWO: SEXUALITY
Introduction
Legal Subjects and Sexual Objects
Ideology, Law and Female Sexuality
Law's Power, the Sexed Body and Feminist Discourse
Unquestionably a Moral Issue
Rhetorical Devices and Regulatory Imperatives
Law, Feminism and Sexuality
From Essence to Ethics?
PART THREE: FEMINIST THEORY AND LAW
Introduction
Legal Regulation or Male Control?
Feminism and the Law
Some Problems of Analysis and Strategy
Feminist Jurisprudence
The Woman of Legal Discourse
Proscription, Prescription and the Desire for Certainty? Feminist Theory in the Field of Law
Postscript of the 1990s, or 'Still Angry After all These Years'

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