Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy

Drakopoulou, Maria, ed. (2013) Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy. Routledge-Cavendish, 224 pp. ISBN 9780415497602. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Presenting feminist readings of texts from the legal philosophical and jurisprudential canon, the papers collected here offer an interdisciplinary and critical challenge to established modes of reading law. Feminist approaches to law usually take the form of either critical engagements with legal doctrine, legal concepts and ideas, or critical assessments of the effects that specific areas of law have upon the lives of women. This collection, however, although rooted in feminist legal scholarship, takes the established canon of legal texts as the object of inquiry. Taking as their common starting point the fact that legal texts are plural and open to multiple readings, all the contributions in this collection offer subversive, but supplementary, interpretations of the legal canon. In this respect, however, they do not merely sustain an array of feminist styles and theories of reading. Revealing, and re-appropriating, the plural space of legal interpretation, they seek to open a hitherto unexplored arena for a feminist politics of law.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Amy Parkes
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2009 14:14
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 12:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17529 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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