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Strategizing in Equality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 76

Strategizing in Equality

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1987
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Women's Legal Strategies in Canada
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 407

Women's Legal Strategies in Canada

  • Categories: Law

Have Canadian women gained from their pursuit of legal remedies to social, political, economic, and cultural inequalities? Is law a fruitful avenue for such struggles? Using liberal feminist, postmodern, critical, race, and queer theory, these essays confront the anti-rights critiques of the legal Left regarding the use of law in general and the Charter in particular. Several chapters explicitly examine the strategic limits and possibilities of the substantive equality rights approaches pursued by LEAF (The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund). Others focus on legal strategies mobilized in discreet areas of law and public policy by foreign domestic workers and racialized women, lesbians,...

Law, Mystery, and the Humanities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 370

Law, Mystery, and the Humanities

  • Categories: Law

The trans-disciplinary study of law and the humanities is becoming a more widespread focus among scholars from a range of disciplines. Complementary in several major ways, concepts and theories of law can be used to formulate fresh ideas about the humanities, and vice versa. Law, Mystery, and the Humanities, a collection of essays by leading scholars, is based on the hypothesis that law has significant contributions to make to ongoing discussions of philosophical issues recurrent in the humanities. The philosophical issues in question include the role of rationality in human experience, the problem of dissent, the persistence of suffering, and the possibility of transcendence. In each of these areas, law is used to add complexity and offer divergent perspectives, thus moving important questions in the humanities forward by introducing the possibility of alternative analysis. Ranging from discussions of detective fiction, Chomsky's universal grammar, the poetry of Margaret Atwood, the Great Plague of London, and more, Law, Mystery, and the Humanities offers a unique examination of trans-disciplinary potential.

Sensing Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

Sensing Law

  • Categories: Law

A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian framework that has long separated the mind from the body, reason from feeling and the human from the animal. In doing so, they consider how the sensorium can operate, variously, as a tool of power or as a means of countering the exercise of regulatory force. The senses, it is argued, operate as a vector for the implication of subjects in legal webs, but also as a powerful site of resistance to legal definition and determination. From the sensorium of animals to technologically mediated perception, the ways in which the law senses and the ways in which senses are brought before the law invite a questioning of the categories of liberal humanism. And, as this volume demonstrates, this questioning opens up the both interesting and important possibility of imagining other sensual subjectivities.

Sexuality and Identity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 614

Sexuality and Identity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-30
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Born in the late nineteenth century, sexuality is a relatively new category within the human sciences in general and law and society scholarship in particular. Despite its novelty, it is now a central category through which we understand ourselves both as individuals and as members of communities. This volume offers a collection of essays selected to reflect the ever-widening horizons and diverse methodologies of law and society scholarship on sexual and identity in law. The essays offer an insight into some of the key themes and recent developments in this body of work. Each in different ways offers an evaluation of the nature, meaning and effects of sexuality thereby providing a critical evaluation of the politics of sexual identity as it appears in and through the law.

Breaking Anonymity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 390

Breaking Anonymity

Across North America a growing body of “chilly climate” research documents the role played by environmental factors in reproducing gender inequality: practices that stereotype, exclude and devalue women are persistently powerful forces in creating “glass ceilings” and maintaining “pink ghettos.” Women academics in North American universities and colleges offer an especially striking case for such research. Precisely because of their elite status, the accounts now emerging of the “chilly climate” faced by academic women throw into sharp relief the mechanisms that foster gender inequity throughout North American society. Collected in this volume are a number of reports and comm...

Vicarious Kinks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 364

Vicarious Kinks

  • Categories: Law

In Vicarious Kinks, Ummni Khan looks at the mass of claims that film, feminism, the human sciences, and law make about sadomasochism and its practitioners, and the way those claims become the basis for the legal regulation of sadomasochist pornography and practice.

Power and Legitimacy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 359

Power and Legitimacy

  • Categories: Law

Examining modern jurisprudence theory, statutory law, and the family within the modern Gothic novel, Anne Quéma shows how the forms and effects of political power transform as one shifts from discourse to discourse.

At the Boundaries of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

At the Boundaries of Law

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-10-11
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Feminists have recently begun to challenge the powerful influence of the law on the social and cultural construction of women's roles, identities, and rights. At the Boundaries of Law is a timely and path-breaking work that provides a series of non-technical, interdisciplinary explorations into the nature and effects of legal regulation on women's lives. Together the essays examine the fertile – and radically revisionary – links between feminism and legal theory. But At the Boundaries of Law rejects the abstract 'grand theorizing' of traditional feminist legal theory, focusing instead on the concrete and material implications of the legal injustices endured by women. These essays emphasi...

Feminist Constitutionalism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 477

Feminist Constitutionalism

  • Categories: Law

Explores the relationship between constitutional law and feminism, offering a spectrum of approaches and analysis set across a wide range of topics.