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Overview

Carol Smart's work in criminology, the sociology of law and sexuality has occupied a central place in contemporary debates. Law, Crime and Sexuality transcends the traditional fragmentation of sociology, criminology, socio-legal studies, feminist theory and philosophy and enables readers to draw on aspects from each discipline and see the connections between various key themes and debates. Compiled specifically for students' needs, these essays show that theory need not be too hard or inaccessible and help students to understand the law in conceptual terms whilst enabling them to become fully aware of the extent to which the law is implicated in our everyday lives. The book is divided into three sections, each prefaced by a specially-written introduction and looks at 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 feminists must debate about values and epistemologies without fearing the demise of feminist politics. In addition, the text includes Carol Smart's most recent thoughts in an original final chapter which develops further her challenging work on the gendering and sexing of the body, the survival of sociological feminism and the development of new ways of thinking about women and law. The ideas presented here will generate further ideas and argument, making this book essential reading for all students of criminology, women and law, sociology of law and women's studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803989597
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/30/1995
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (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

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Criminology
2 Criminological Theory: Its Ideology and Implications Concerning Women 16
3 Feminist Approaches to Criminology, or Postmodern Woman Meets Atavistic Man 32
Pt. II Sexuality
4 Legal Subjects and Sexual Objects: Ideology, Law and Female Sexuality 53
5 Law's Power, the Sexed Body and Feminist Discourse 70
6 Unquestionably a Moral Issue: Rhetorical Devices and Regulatory Imperatives 88
7 Law, Feminism and Sexuality: From Essence to Ethics? 100
Pt. III Feminist Theory and Law
8 Legal Regulation or Male Control? 128
9 Feminism and Law: Some Problems of Analysis and Strategy 146
10 Feminist Jurisprudence 162
11 The Woman of Legal Discourse 186
12 Proscription, Prescription and the Desire for Certainty?: Feminist Theory in the Field of Law 203
13 Postscript for the 1990s, or 'Still Angry After all These Years' 221
References 234
Index 245
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