Feminist Legal Theory
An Anti-Essentialist Reader
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Feminist Legal Theory by Nancy E. Dowd
Book DescriptionFeminist Legal Theory is a groundbreaking collection of feminist work proceeding from the core assumption that the differences among women are essential to feminist analysis. Rather than presenting feminist legal theory sequentially, with "African American feminism" or "critical race feminism" added on at the end, the volume thoroughly integrates key readings from non-white, non-middle class, and non-mainstream writers throughout. The volume explores the intersections of race, class, and gender in such areas as theory, family, work and economic issues, and violence against women. Each section of the book begins with an introduction providing context and insights into how the particular pieces included challenge norms and create new paradigms. This vibrant, challenging collection of work by a broad range of authors represents the cutting edge of feminist theory in concrete applications essential to gender equality. Contributors include: Patricia Hill Collins, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Angela P. Harris, Sylvia A. Law, Mari Matsuda, Martha Minow, Esther Ngan-Ling Chow, john a. powell, Jenny Rivera, and Maxine Baca Zinn.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814719138
(6466mm x 4531mm x 29mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nancy E. Dowd
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Man Question, Hardback (September 2010)
Exhorts readers to apply the anti-essentialist modeloso dominant in feminist jurisprudenceoto the study of masculinities
Handbook of Children, Culture and Violence, Hardback (February 2006)» View all books by Nancy E. Dowd
Provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of childhood violence for students, scholars, and policymakers. It incorporates perspectives from across disciplinary bounds and examines children as consumers and perpetrators of violence, and victims, for the broadest possible view on the impact of a culture of violence in children's lives.
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Author Biography - Nancy E. Dowd
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.
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