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Introduction to feminist legal theory, 3d ed.


Introduction to feminist legal theory, 3d ed.

Chamallas, Martha.

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business


430 pages


Aspen student treatise series


Chamallas (law, Ohio State U.) presents an introduction to feminist legal theory and its historical foundations. She approaches the subject in two ways: theoretically and in application. She examines six ways that feminists think differently about experience, bias, and identity. She uses a generational framework to examine feminism in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. She dubs these the generations of equality, difference, and complex identities respectively. She also considers allied intellectual movements, like critical race theory and LGBT (with two sub-sections on queer and trans theory). Later chapters consider how the law forms an integral part of women's economic and sexual subordination, as well parental rights and expectations, and confronting its biases. She is attentive to decisive issues and offers an "enemies" list, including: difference, subordination and devaluation. Aspen Publishers is now Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

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