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The Sexual Contract 30 Years on: A Conversation with Carole Pateman

Thompson, S., Hayes, L., Newman, D., Pateman, C. (2018) The Sexual Contract 30 Years on: A Conversation with Carole Pateman. Feminist Legal Studies, 26 (1). pp. 93-104. ISSN 0966-3622. (doi:10.1007/s10691-018-9368-1) (KAR id:75216)

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This reflection is based on a conversation with Professor Carole Pateman on 4th December 2017 as we prepared for a conference at Cardiff University to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of her seminal work, The Sexual Contract (1988). As socio-legal scholars, The Sexual Contract has been formative in, and transformative of, our understandings of law and gender. We explore Professor Pateman’s academic journey and consider how she came to write a ground-breaking book that has made major impacts on socio-legal and feminist legal studies. The paper is structured around the main themes arising in conversation with Pateman, with each section centred on her own account taken from our conversation in late 2017.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10691-018-9368-1
Uncontrolled keywords: Biography, Feminism, Patriarchies, Settler contract, Sexual contract, Social contract
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Lydia Hayes
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 09:59 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:05 UTC
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