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Fineman, Martha

Works: 90 works in 305 publications in 3 languages and 9,044 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Collective labor agreements  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, edc
Classifications: KF478.A5, 346.0134
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martha Fineman
Feminist and queer legal theory : intimate encounters, uncomfortable conversations by Martha Fineman( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume explores ... convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. These explorations - foregrounded by legal issues such as marriage equality, sexual harassment, workers' rights, and privacy - re-draw and re-imagine the alliances and antagonisms constituting feminist and queer theory. The essays cross a spectrum of disciplinary matrixes, including jurisprudence, political philosophy, literary theory, critical race theory, women's studies, and gay and lesbian sutdies. The authors occupy a variety of political positions vis-à-vis questions of identity, rights, the state, cultural normalization. and economic liberalism"--Cover
What is right for children? : the competing paradigms of religion and human rights by Karen Worthington( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the state of 'rights-talk' about children in the U.S. and compares it with developments in other countries where, it is argued, the idea that children should have rights is more widely accepted and more vigorously implemented
At the boundaries of law : feminism and legal theory by Livy( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In deze essaybundel wordt vanuit verschillende disciplines beschreven hoe feminisme en rechtstheorie zich tot elkaar verhouden. De invloed van de wet op de sociale en culturele constructie van vrouwenlevens wordt beschreven aan de hand van de concrete ervaring van vrouwen met recht en onrecht. Het differentiebegrip loopt als een rode draad door de bundel. In de bundel staan essays van onder andere: Bumiller, Lahey, Williams, White, Grbich, Mossman en Majury
The autonomy myth : a theory of dependency by Martha Fineman( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this paradigm-shifting and controversial book, legal theorist and author Martha Fineman documents how American policymakers' overemphasis on the values of self-sufficiency and autonomy has negatively affected government policy relating to the care of the young, the elderly, and the infirm." "Those charged with administering U.S. social policy have long considered the marital family household as appropriately both separate and self-sufficient, at the cost the well-being of many families and their members, particularly children. Vigorously taking issue with his approach, Fineman insists that because each of us is "inevitably dependent" at various stages in our lives, it makes much more sense for us to recognize from the outset that society has a vital role in providing assistance. Indeed, any individual carer's necessary reliance on outside resources makes this essential. Presenting her argument with conviction and eloquence, Fineman calls for the acceptance of collective and public responsibility for dependency, as well as a restructuring of the workplace consistent with a new understanding of the boundaries between private and public spheres. The Autonomy Myth demands a more responsive and active state to ensure that the burdens associated with dependency are more equitably distributed."--Jacket
Mothers in law : feminist theory and the legal regulation of motherhood( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public nature of private violence : the discovery of domestic abuse by Martha Fineman( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Feminism confronts homo economicus : gender, law, and society( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Law and Economics school has had a significant impact on the legal and governmental landscape in the United States. It posits a perfectly rational "economic man"--Homo economicus - who is unconstrained by familial and communal ties and who can and should make decisions solely in light of considerations of economic value. Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus offers a major intervention in debates about how law has come under the influence of economic principles. Drawing on the latest thinking in the fields of feminist legal theory, critical legal studies, and feminist economics, the essays critique the notion that legal and policy decisions should be made solely through the lens of economics. While the contributors question the wholesale incorporation of the neoclassical economic model into legal analysis, they do not all discard economic analysis and theory. Situated at the intersection of feminism, law, and economics, Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus will appeal to scholars and students of these disciplines as well as policy analysts and social theorists interested in family, education, labor, and welfare
The neutered mother, the sexual family, and other twentieth century tragedies by Martha Fineman( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling for nothing less than a radical reform of family law and a reconception of intimacy, The Neutered Mother, The Sexual Family, and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies argues strongly against current legal and social policy discussions about the family because they do not have at their core the crucial concepts of caregiving and dependency, as well as the best interests of women and children. The Neutered Mother scrutinizes the definitions of family and m
Feminism, media, and the law( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on legal theory, cultural studies, journalism, political science, sociology, and communications, this book presents a collection of essays that explore how the media represents and constructs gender, law, and feminism. Arranged thematically, these twenty-three articles are the work of distinguished academics and activists. Giving fresh and provocative treatments to such complex and topical subjects as hate radio, Anita Hill, popular women's magazines, and the portrayal of women in film and television, Feminism, Media and the Law is required reading for anyone interested in feminism and its relationship to the media
The illusion of equality : the rhetoric and reality of divorce reform by Martha Fineman( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring masculinities : feminist legal theory reflections by Martha Fineman( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While masculinities theory has had much to say on relationships of subordination, few feminist legal scholars have examined the implications of masculinities theory for feminist legal theory. This volume investigates the ways in which emerging masculinities theory in law could inform feminist legal theory in particular and law in general. As many of the chapters in this collection illustrate, law is constantly in a dynamic interaction with masculinities: it has both influenced existing masculinities and has been influenced by those masculinities. The contributions focus feminist and critical t
Transcending the boundaries of law : generations of feminism and legal theory by Martha Fineman( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A GlassHouse book."
Vulnerability : reflections on a new ethical foundation for law and politics by Martha Fineman( )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Albertson Fineman's earlier work developed a theory of inevitable and derivative dependencies as a way of problematizing the core assumptions underlying the 'autonomous' subject of liberal law and politics in the context of US equality discourse. Her 'vulnerability thesis' represents the evolution of that earlier work and situates human vulnerability as a critical heuristic for exploring alternative legal and political foundations. This book draws together major British and American scholars who present different perspectives on the concept of vulnerability and Fineman's 'vulnerability thesis'. The contributors include scholars who have thought about vulnerability in different ways and contexts prior to encountering Fineman's work, as well as those for whom Fineman's work provided an introduction to thinking through a vulnerability lens. This collection demonstrates the broad and intellectually exciting potential of vulnerability as a theoretical foundation for legal and political engagements with a range of urgent contemporary challenges. Exploring ways in which vulnerability might provide a new ethical foundation for law and politics, the book will be of interest to the general reader, as well as academics and students in fields such as jurisprudence, philosophy, legal theory, political theory, feminist theory, and ethics --
Feminist perspectives on transitional justice : from international and criminal to alternative forms of justice( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Truth-seeking mechanisms, international criminal law developments, and other forms of transitional justice have become ubiquitous in societies emerging from long years of conflict, instability and oppression and moving into a post-conflict, more peaceful era. In practice, both top-down and bottom-up approaches to transitional justice are being formally and informally developed in places such as South Africa, Liberia, Peru, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and Northern Ireland. Many studies, conferences and debates have taken place addressing these developments and providing elaboration of theories relating to transition justice generally. However, rarely have these processes been examined and critiqued through a feminist lens. The position of women, particularly their specific victimisation, typically has not been taken into account in any systematic manner. Seldom do commentators specifically consider whether the recently developed mechanisms for promoting peace and reconciliation will actually help the position of women in a society moving out of repression or conflict. This is unfortunate, since women's issues are often overlooked and post-conflict societies, because they must rebuild, are ideally poised to introduce standards that would enable and ensure the active participation of the entire population, including women, in rebuilding a more stable, fair and democratic polity. This book offers some insights into women's perspectives and feminist views on the topic of transitional justice or 'justice in transition'. Bringing feminism into the conversation allows us to expand the possibilities for a transformative justice approach after a period of conflict or insecurity, not by replacing it with feminist theory, but by broadening the scope and vision of the potential responses"--Unedited summary from book cover
Vulnerability and the legal organization of work by Martha Fineman( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book uses the concepts of vulnerability and resilience to analyze the situation of individuals and institutions in the context of the employment relationship. It is based on the premise that both employer and employee are vulnerable to various social, economic, and political forces, although differently so. It demonstrates how in responding to those complementary institutional relationships of employer and employee the state unequally and inequitably favors employers over employees. Several chapters included in this collection also consider how the state shapes, creates and maintains through law the social identities of employer and employee and how that legal regime operates as the allocation of power and privilege. This unique and fundamental role of the state in defining the employment relationship profoundly affects the respective abilities and degree of resiliency of actual employers and employees. Other chapters explore how attention to the respective vulnerability and resilience of those who do and those who direct work in assessing the employment relationship can raise fundamental questions of social justice and suggest new avenues for critical engagement with labor and employment law. Collectively, these pieces articulate a framework for imaging what would constitute an appropriately 'responsive state' in the employment context and how those interested in social justice might begin to use the concepts of vulnerability and resilience in their arguments."--
Privatization, vulnerability, and social responsibility : a comparative perspective by Martha Fineman( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« Taking a cross-cultural perspective, this book explores how privatization and globalization impact contemporary feminist and social justice approaches to public responsibility. Feminist legal theorists have long problematized divisions between the private and the political, an issue with growing importance in a time when the welfare state is under threat in many parts of the world and private markets and corporations transcend national boundaries. Because vulnerability analysis emphasizes our interdependency within social institutions and the need for public responsibility for our shared vulnerability, it can highlight how neoliberal policies commodify human necessities, channeling unprofitable social relationships, such as caretaking, away from public responsibility and into the individual private family. This book uses comparative analyses to examine how these dynamics manifest across different legal cultures. By highlighting similarities and differences in legal responses to vulnerability, this book provides important insights and arguments against the privatization of social need and for a more responsive state » --
Direction and distortion : the centrality of sexuality in the shaping of feminist legal theory( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting equality : Columbia Law School, April 2-3, 1993( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of custody and gender : child advocacy and the transformation of decision making in the U.S.A. by Martha Fineman( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of social science data in legal policy making : custody determinations at divorce by Martha Fineman( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What is right for children? : the competing paradigms of religion and human rights
What is right for children? : the competing paradigms of religion and human rightsThe autonomy myth : a theory of dependencyThe public nature of private violence : the discovery of domestic abuseFeminism confronts homo economicus : gender, law, and societyThe neutered mother, the sexual family, and other twentieth century tragediesFeminism, media, and the lawThe illusion of equality : the rhetoric and reality of divorce reformTranscending the boundaries of law : generations of feminism and legal theory
Alternative Names
Albertson Fineman, Martha

Albertson Fineman, Martha 1943-

Fineman Martha

Fineman, Martha A.

Fineman, Martha A. 1943-

Fineman, Martha Albertson.

Fineman, Martha Albertson 1943-

Fineman, Martha L.

Martha Albertson Fineman

Martha Fineman Amerikaans filosoof

Martha Fineman juriste américaine

Martha Fineman US-amerikanische Rechtsgelehrte und Philosophin

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