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Feminist Legal Theory An Anti-Essentialist Reader

ISBN-10: 0814719139
ISBN-13: 9780814719138
Edition: 2002
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 417
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

'Feminist legal theory' is a collection of feminist work proceeding from the core assumption that differences amongst women are essential to feminist analysis. The volume thoroughly integrates key readings from non-white, non-middle class, and non-mainstream writers throughout.

Nancy E. Dowd is Director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law. She is the author of several books, including Redefining Fatherhood (NYU Press).

Michelle S. Jacobs is Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Introduction
Introduction
Theories, Strategies, and Methodologies
The Future of Feminist Legal Theory
Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism
Autonomy, Aspiration, and Accomplishment: Some Steps and Barriers to Equality for Women
The Multiple Self: Exploring between and beyond Modernity and Postmodernity
The Development of Feminist Consciousness among Asian American Women
At the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation: Toward Lesbian Jurisprudence
The LatIndia and Mestizajes: Of Cultures, Conquests, and LatCritical Feminism
White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies
Beside My Sister, Facing the Enemy: Legal Theory Out of Coalition
Feminist Methods in International Law
Turning the Gaze Back on Itself: Comparative Law, Feminist Legal Studies, and the Postcolonial Project
Women's Work and Wealth
Implementing Antiessentialism: How Gender Wars Turn into Race and Class Conflict
Spiritual and Menial Housework
Toward a Global Critical Feminist Vision: Domestic Work and the Nanny Tax Debate
(Dis)Assembling Rights of Women Workers along the Global Assembly Line: Human Rights and the Garment Industry
Commercial Sex: Beyond Decriminalization
Working without a Job: The Social Messages of the New Workfare
Equality, of the Right Sort
African-American Women and Economic Justice: A Preliminary Analysis of Wealth, Family, and African-American Social Class
How Should Human Rights and Development Respond to Cultural Legitimization of Gender Hierarchy in Developing Countries?
Women, Children, Well-Being, and the State
Family, Feminism, and Race in America
Cracking the Foundational Myths: Independence, Autonomy, and Self-Sufficiency
Children's Rights
Coercing Privacy
In Defense of Single-Parent Families
From Madonna to Proletariat: Constructing a New Ideology of Motherhood in Welfare Discourse
We Will Get What We Ask For: Why Legalizing Gay and Lesbian Marriage Will Not "Dismantle the Legal Structure of Gender in Every Marriage"
"The Past Never Vanishes": A Contextual Critique of the Existing Indian Family Doctrine
Transracial and International Adoption: Mothers, Hierarchy, Race, and Feminist Legal Theory
Gender Matters: Implications for Clinical Research and Women's Health Care
The Fuzzy Logic of Race and Gender in the Mismeasure of Asian American Women's Health Needs
Representing Race: Unshackling Black Motherhood
Blaming Culture for Bad Behavior
Bridges and Barricades: Rethinking Polemics and Intransigence in the Campaign against Female Circumcision
Women and Violence: Individuals, the State, and Other Actors
Gender, Violence, Race, and Criminal Justice
Multiple Masculinities: A New Vision for Same-Sex Harassment Law
"It's like Living in Black Hole": Women of Color and Solitary Confinement in the Prison Industrial Complex
The Shame of It: Gender-Based Terrorism in the Former Yugoslavia and the Failure of International Human Rights Law to Comprehend the Injuries
Commercial Sex: Beyond Decriminalization
Converging Stereotypes in Racialized Sexual Harassment: Where the Model Minority Meets Suzie Wong
The Violence Against Women Act and the Construction of Multiple Consciousness in the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements
Cultural Evidence and Male Violence: Are Feminist and Multicultural Reformers on a Collision Course in Criminal Courts?
Ignoring the Sexualization of Race: Heteronormativity, Critical Race Theory, and Anti-Racist Politics
Requiring Battered Women Die: Murder Liability for Mothers under Failure to Protect Statutes
Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Feminist Responses to Violent Injustice
Enhancing Autonomy for Battered Women: Lessons from Navajo Peacemaking
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