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Feminism and the power of law

Author: Carol Smart
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1989.
Series: Sociology of law and crime.
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Feminism still provides one of the most exciting areas of intellectual work. In spite of the view of some that we have entered a phase of post-feminism, it is still stimulating new ways of thinking and challenging mainstream thought. The area of feminist work on law and criminology has been a part of this intellectual movement. In this new collection of integrated essays, Carol Smart pushes forward the existing  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smart, Carol.
Feminism and the power of law.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1989
(OCoLC)597114450
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Smart
ISBN: 0415038812 9780415038812 0415026717 9780415026710
OCLC Number: 19126063
Description: 180 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. The Power of Law --
2. Rape: Law and the Disqualification of Women's Sexuality --
3. A Note on Child Sexual Abuse --
4. The Quest for a feminist Jurisprudence --
5. Law, Power and Women's Bodies --
6. Theory into Practice: The Problem of Pornography --
7. The Problem of Rights --
8. Concluding remarks.
Series Title: Sociology of law and crime.
Responsibility: Carol Smart.

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Feminism still provides one of the most exciting areas of intellectual work. In spite of the view of some that we have entered a phase of post-feminism, it is still stimulating new ways of thinking and challenging mainstream thought. The area of feminist work on law and criminology has been a part of this intellectual movement. In this new collection of integrated essays, Carol Smart pushes forward the existing debate. Strongly critical of the ''women and law'' approach, the author presents a new, gendered analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist, post-structuralist approach. The book offers useful comment on the recent US ordinances against pornography, as well as discussing current research on rape trials and abortion legislation.

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