Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Martha E. Chamallas
ISBN-10:
1454802219
ISBN-13:
9781454802211
Pub. Date:
07/13/2012
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

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Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

The leading text in the field, Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory was the first book that served as an introductory survey of feminist jurisprudence. Its historical view of feminist legal theory places issues in social context and thoroughly reviews the evolving paradigms of contemporary feminism from the 1970s through the present. The full range of legal issues affecting women are covered, including gender discrimination, rape, sexual harassment, motherhood, reproductive issues, and much more. Clear, energetic presentation keeps students engaged and involved with succinct overviews, intellectually stimulating material, and jargon-free prose.

The Third Edition features up-to-date theories and topics, such as the “autonomy” feminism and “masculinities” theory. Expansion of the current theory-based structure includes the "big three” feminisms described in the previous edition and the “new three” feminisms, which are expanded in the third edition. New applied areas are covered as well, such as transgender legal issues and sex trafficking. While the book remains U.S.-focused, important new material on global and comparative feminism has been added. Throughout the text, students will find discussion about changes in the law since 2003 on issues such as rape, pay equity, sex stereotyping, marriage equality, Title IX, and more.

Hallmark features of Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory:

• The first introductory survey of feminist jurisprudence, remains the leading text

• Provides an historical overview of feminist legal theory

• places legal issues in social context

• updates evolving paradigms of contemporary legal feminism from the 1970s through the present

• Concise introduction to the full range of legal issues affecting women

• gender discrimination

• rape, sexual harassment, domestic violence, prostitution and sex trafficking

• reproductive justice issues, and much more.

• Clear, energetic presentation

• succinct overviews

• stimulating text

• jargon-free

Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:

Up-to-date theories and topics

• “autonomy” feminism, “masculinities” theory, “social justice” feminism

• LGBT and critical race perspectives

Two-part organization, focusing on chronology and substantive areas of the law that are of particular importance to feminist legal scholars

Part one focuses on chronology by examining the three generations of feminist legal theory that have emerged since 1971

• the Generation of Equality (1970s)

• the Generation of Difference (1980s)

• the Generation of Complex Identities (1990s to present)

• this part will also include the “new three” feminisms in the 3rd edition (intersectional, autonomy and postmodern feminism)

Part two focuses on substantive areas of the law, which fall into three categories

• economic subordination of women

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454802211
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 07/13/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

• Thinking Like a Feminist
• Three Stages of Feminist Legal Theory
• The Equality Stage (1970's)
• The Difference State (1980's)
• The Diversity Stage (1990's Beyond)
• Allied Intellectual Movements
• Applied Feminist Legal Scholarship - Economic Subordination of Women
• Applied Feminist Scholarship - Sexual Subordination of Women
• Applied Feminist Scholarship - Motherhood and Reproduction
• Conclusion

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