Feminism, Law, Inclusion: Intersectionality in Action

Feminism, Law, Inclusion: Intersectionality in Action


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Feminism, Law, Inclusion: Intersectionality in Action by Gayle MacDonald

The contributions to this collection are written by legal advocates, community activists and legal scholars. While the Introduction and Commentary provide a theoretical overview, the ten essays examine theories of intersectionality to demonstrate how race, class, sexual orientation, gender and identity have been integrated into legal scholarship and activism in an attempt to shape legal policy and practice. Section I, "Theory in Action," addresses anti-racism in community legal practice, the legal construction of women's sexuality as deviant, the protection of sexual orientation under human rights legislation, and the gender and racial characteristics of the judiciary. Section 2, "Organizations in Action," looks at women's place in the legal profession, international women's rights, and disrupting discriminatory practices in the workplace. Section 3, "Law in Action," discusses the rights of Native women, racial bias in legal judgements, and the recognition and protection of same-sex spousal rights. Feminism, Law, Inclusion is an important contribution to the ongoing development of this critical discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894549455
Publisher: Sumach Press, The
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Series: Women's Issues Publishing Program Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gayle MacDonald is Professor of Sociology at St. Thomas University.

Rachel Osborne is a policy advisor in the area of educational governance

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