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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 1-84113-320-5. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:1704)

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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: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:40 UTC
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