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The Ashgate Research Companion to Feminist Legal Theory


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Contents: Editors' introduction, Margaret Davies and Vanessa E. Munro; Part I Theoretical Questions in Feminist Legal Theory: Contesting the dominant paradigm: feminist critiques of liberal legalism, Rosemary Hunter; Feminism, law and materialism: reclaiming the 'tainted' realm, Joanne Conaghan; Freedom, power, and agency in feminist legal theory, Nancy J. Hirschmann; Law's truths and the truth about law: interdisciplinary refractions, Margaret Davies. Part II Concepts in Feminist Legal Theory: Equality and difference: fertile tensions or fatal contradictions for advancing the interests of disadvantaged women?, Elsje Bonthuys; 'What a long, strange trip it's been': feminist and queer travel with sex, gender and sexuality, Sharon Cowan; Theorizing race, theorizing racism: new directions in interdisciplinary scholarship, Jennifer C. Nash; Feminists rethink multiculturalism: resisting essentialism and cross-cultural hypocrisy, Sarah Song; In the name of God? Religion and feminist legal theory, Samia Bano. Part III Issues in Feminist Legal Theory: Gender and terrain: feminists theorize citizenship, Margot Young; International human rights law: towards rethinking sex/gender dualism, Diane Otto; A new frontline for feminism and international humanitarian law, Judith Gardam; Violence against women, 'victimhood' and the (neo)liberal state, Vanessa E. Munro; The body, bodies, embodiment: feminist legal engagement with health, Marie Fox and Therese Murphy; Motherhood and law: constructing and challenging normativity, Susan B. Boyd; Marriage and civil partnership: law's role, feminism's response, Rosemary Auchmuty; Gendered power over taxes and budgets, Gunnarsson; From women and labour law to putting gender and law to work, Judy Fudge; Gender, justice and law in a global market, Ann Stewart; Women, migration and the constitutional underpinning of the European Union, Patricia Tuitt; Ecofeminism and the environment: international law and climate cha

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Margaret Davies is Professor of Law at Flinders University, Australia and Vanessa E. Munro is Professor of Law and Society at the School of Law, University of Leicester, UK.

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