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Feminist approaches to socio-legal studies

Hunter, Rosemary (2019) Feminist approaches to socio-legal studies. In: Creutzfeldt, Naomi and Mason, Marc and McConnachie, Kirsten, eds. Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 260-272. ISBN 978-1-138-59290-2. E-ISBN 978-0-429-95281-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75866)

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Abstract

Feminist approaches to socio-legal studies combine feminist theory with concern about the operation and effects of law. Both of these elements may be quite varied, and both have evolved over time to embrace new theoretical and socio-legal developments. Within the diverse and changing body of feminist socio-legal work, this chapter focuses on a particular example of an emerging feminist socio-legal approach, the practice of rewriting judgments from a feminist perspective. Over the past decade, feminist judgment projects have been conducted in a number of common law jurisdictions, including Canada, the USA, Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. These projects have inaugurated a new form of socio-legal scholarship, which seeks to demonstrate in a sustained and disciplined way how judgments could have been written and cases could have been decided differently. As such, they use an innovative methodology to interrogate and contest the practice of judicial decision-making and to bring knowledge of gendered social experience to the process of judging.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: socio-legal studies, feminist legal scholarship, feminist judgments, socio-legal theory and methods
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Rosemary Hunter
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 11:28 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75866 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hunter, Rosemary: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7526-6012
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