Women Barristers and Gender Difference in Australia

Hunter, Rosemary (2003) Women Barristers and Gender Difference in Australia. In: Shaw, Gisela and Schultz, Ulrike, eds. Women in the World's Legal Professions. Onati International Series in Law & Society . Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 103-121. ISBN 1841133205. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Barristers in Australia constitute a small, elite group, enjoying high professional status and often high incomes. This chapter discusses the ways in which barristers’ distinct culture and invented traditions involve the production and performance of hegemonic masculinity, and the implications this has for women at the Bar. While there are various ways in which women can attempt to fit into the culture, their otherness is simultaneously and continually reinforced. Nevertheless, some women have managed to disrupt the codes of hegemonic masculinity, presenting a cultural challenge that is not easily contained.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:10
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:24
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1704 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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