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Description - Feminist Perspectives on Contract Law by Linda Mulcahy

The law of contract is ripe for feminist analysis. Despite increasing calls for the re-conceptualisation of neo-classical ways of thinking, feminist perspectives on contract tend to be marginalised in mainstream textbooks. This edited collection questions the assumptions made in such works and the ideologies that underpin them, drawing attention to the ways in which the law of contract has facilitated the virtual exclusion of women, the feminine and the private sphere from legal discourse. Contributors to this volume offer a range of ways of thinking about the subject and cover topics such as the feminine offeree, feminist perspectives on contracts in cyberspace, the forgotten world of women and contracts, restitution and feminist economic theory, the gendered power dynamics of undue influence, and the feminisation of dispute resolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859417423
ISBN-10: 1859417426
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Linda Mulcahy

Linda Mulcahy and Sally Wheeler are Professors of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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