Rethinking Equality Projects in Law
Edited by Rosemary C. Hunter
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Rethinking Equality Projects in Law by Rosemary C. Hunter
Book DescriptionThe concept of equality has been a key animating principle of modern feminism, and has been highly productive for feminist legal thought and feminist politics concerning law. Today however, given the failure to achieve material and psychic equality for women, feminists have come to challenge the usefulness of equality as a concept, a particular definition, or a basis for strategising. The papers in this collection reflect these concerns, primarily in the context of English-speaking, common law cultures. Collectively, the papers analyse a range of equality projects across a number of areas of public and private law, considering both competing conceptions of equality and alternatives to it. In taking stock across a century and a half and around the globe, the book illustrates the range of ways in which equality projects in law have been challenged by, and remain a challenge for, feminism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841138404
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book analyses a range of equality projects across public and private law, considering competing conceptions of equality and alternatives to it.
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Author Biography - Rosemary C. Hunter
Rosemary Hunter is a Professor of Law at the University of Kent, Canterbury, the Academic Editor of Feminist Legal Studies, and Chair of the RCSL Working Group on Gender and Law.
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