Feminist Jurisprudence

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorPatricia Smith

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Providing balanced coverage of abortion, sexual harassment, censorship and pornography, and other timely and controversial subjects, this pathbreaking anthology is the first to offer a comprehensive introduction to feminist legal philosophy. An important resource for courses in women'sstudies, philosophy, law, sociology, and political science, it provides many stimulating insights into essential topics in jurisprudence, such as the nature and justification of law, judicial reasoning and the process of adjudication, the connection between law and equality, and freedom andjustice.

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Providing balanced coverage of abortion, sexual harassment, censorship and pornography, and other timely and controversial subjects, this pathbreaking anthology is the first to offer a comprehensive introduction to feminist legal philosophy. An important resource for courses in women'sstudies, philosophy, law, sociology, and political...

Patricia Smith is at University of Kentucky.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 1.42 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Introduction: Feminist Jurisprudence and the Nature of LawI. On Equality: Justice, Discrimination, and Equal Treatment 1. Herma Hill Kay: Equality and Difference: The Case of Pregnancy 2. Nadine Taub and Wendy W. Williams: Will Equality Require More Than Assimilation, Accommodation, or Separation from the Existing Social Structure? 3. Frances E. Olsen: The Family and the Market: A Study of Ideology and Legal Reform 4. Ann C. Scales: The Emergence of Feminist Jurisprudence: An Essay 5. Christine A. Littleton: Reconstructing Sexual EqualityII. On Justice and Harm: Battery, Harassment, and Rape 6. Catharine A. MacKinnon: Sexual Harassment: Its First Decade in Court 7. Susan Estrich: Rape 8. Kathleen Waits: The Criminal Justice System's Response to Battering: Understanding the Problem, Forging the SolutionsIII. On Adjudication: Patriarchy, Neutrality, and Judicial Reasoning 9. Martha Minow: Justice Engendered10. Lynne N. Henderson: Legality and Empathy11. Judy Scales-Trent: Black Women and the Constitution: Finding Our Place, Asserting Our RightsIV. On Freedom: Restriction, Regulation, and Reproductive Autonomy12. Deborah L. Rhode: Reproductive Freedom13. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson: Reproductive Laws, Women of Color, and Low-Income Women14. Frances Olsen: Unraveling Compromise15. Sylvia A. Law: Rethinking Sex and the ConstitutionV. On Human Dignity: Commodification and Dehumanization16. Margaret Jane Radin: Market Inalienability17. Elizabeth Wolgast: Pornography and the Tyranny of the Majority18. Against the Male Flood: Censorship, Pornography, and Equality19. Nan D. Hunter and Sylvia A. Law: Brief Amici Curiae of Feminist Anticensorship Task Force et. al., in American Booksellers Association v. HudnutVI. On Law and Jurisprudence: Feminism and Legal Theory20. Robin West: Jurisprudence and Gender21. Joan C. Williams: Deconstructing Gender22. Margaret Jane Radin: The Pragmatist and the Feminist23. Regina Austin: Sapphire Bound!24. Deborah L. Rhode: Feminist Critical Theories25. Catharine A. MacKinnon: Toward Feminist JurisprudenceSuggested Reading

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"This is an outstanding text containing the "must read" articles in feminist legal theory. There is no question that in a course I am designing on women and the law, this book will occupy a central role."--David Schultz, Trinity University