By Martha Albertson Fineman,Nancy Sweet Thomadsen
Feminists have lately all started to problem the strong impact of the legislation at the social and cultural building of women’s roles, identities, and rights. At the limits of Law is a well timed and path-breaking paintings that gives a chain of non-technical, interdisciplinary explorations into the character and results of criminal law on women’s lives. jointly the essays study the fertile – and greatly revisionary – hyperlinks among feminism and felony theory.
But At the bounds of Law rejects the summary ‘grand theorizing’ of conventional feminist criminal concept, focusing as an alternative at the concrete and fabric implications of the criminal injustices persevered through ladies. those essays emphasise the advanced variety of girl event, jointly arguing for felony conception and perform that either recognises and contains the idea that of ‘difference’ – in gender, category, race and sexual orientation.
At the limits of Law additionally increases provocative questions on the method and way forward for feminist felony thought itself. In its wealthy number of concerns and methods, this quantity will command the curiosity not just of criminal theorists, yet of these attracted to women’s reviews, philosophy, politics, sociology and historical past. it really is certain to set the longer term schedule for students, policymakers and an individual considering the function of legislation in society.
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At the Boundaries of Law (RLE Feminist Theory): Feminism and Legal Theory (Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory) by Martha Albertson Fineman,Nancy Sweet Thomadsen