Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory

ISBN-10: 0735526486

ISBN-13: 9780735526488

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Martha Chamallas

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 5/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Martha Chamallasis the Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law at the Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and the author ofIntroduction to Feminist Legal Theory.

Preface
Introduction
Thinking Like a Feminist
Five Opening Moves
Women's Experience
Implicit Male Bias
Double Binds and Dilemmas of Difference
Reproducing Patterns of Male Domination
Unpacking Women's Choices
Summary
Three Stages of Feminist Legal Theory
The Equality Stage (1970s)
The Elimination of Sex-Based Classifications
Equal Access to Jobs and Education
Equality in the Family
Privacy and the Legal Regulation of Sexual Conduct
Feminist Scholarship During the Equality Stage
The Impact of Liberal Feminism on Law
The Difference Stage (1980s)
The Debate Over Equal Versus Special Treatment
The Emergence of Dominance Feminism
Cultural Feminism Meets the Law
Confronting the Dangers of Cultural Feminism
Beyond Formal Equity: The Special Case of Title IX
Feminism and Critical Legal Studies
Combining Theory and Practice: Gender Bias in the Courts
The Diversity Stage (1990s and Beyond)
Critiques of Gender Essentialism
Feminist Theories of Multiple Oppression and Multiple Perspectives
Postmodern Feminist Theories and Personal Identity
Breaking the False Dichotomy Between Agency and Victimization
Investigating White Privilege
The "Turn" to Performance
Global Feminism: Women's Rights as Human Rights
Backlash: Proliferation of Critics of Feminist Legal Theory
Evolutionary Biology
Victim Feminism
The New Right-Wing Attack
Allied Intellectual Movements
Critical Race Theory
The Theme of Cultural Domination
Unconscious Racism and the Critique of Color-Blindness
Perspectivity and Hate Speech
Race as a Social Construction
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Connecting Heterosexism to Sexism
Analyzing the Constructs of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
Gay Narratives and Pre-Understandings
Construction of Group and Personal Identity
Queer Theory and the Law
Applied Feminist Legal Scholarship--Economic Subordination of Women
The Components of Women's Economic Subordination
Tokenism, Gender Stereotyping, and Male-Dominated Work
Devaluation, Comparable Worth, and Women's Work
Household Labor and the Work/Family Conflict
Reinforcing Economic Subordination Through Tort Law
Implicit Gender Bias in the Tax Code
Applied Feminist Scholarship--Sexual Subordination of Women
Prototypes of Rape
Strangers and Racism
Causal Attribution, Victim Responsibility, and Rape Justification
Commodification, Devaluation, and New Feminist Discourses
Sexual Harassment
A Feminist Cause of Action
Feminist Doctrinal Critiques
Intersectionality: The Legacy of the Hill/Thomas Hearings
Feminist Responses to Same-Sex Harassment
Domestic Violence
Feminist Terms and Descriptions
Prototypes of the Battered Woman: Syndromes and Self-Defense
The Rhetoric of Privacy and Relationships: Historical Insights
Prostitution
Two Competing Visions of Prostitution
The Analogy to Work
Legal Prohibitions on Same-Sex Marriage
Legal Climate for Same-Sex Marriage
Feminist Responses to Same-Sex Marriage
Applied Feminist Scholarship--Motherhood and Reproduction
Motherhood as an Ideological Construct
Constructing Deviancy: Race, Patriarchy, and Single Motherhood
Exploring the Relationship between "Dependency" and "Privilege"
Forced Motherhood: Gender Equality and Abortion Rights
Limitations on the Right to Choose Motherhood
Conclusion
Index
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