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Feminism and the Power of Law

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By Carol Smart

Routledge – 1989 – 192 pages

Series: Sociology of Law and Crime

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    978-0-415-02671-0
    August 3rd 1989
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In this now established text the author presents her analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist post-structuralist approach. She comments on pornography, as well as discussing recent research on rape trials and abortion legislation.

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. . . an important and illuminating feminist analysis of the law . . . . It is to be highly recommended for those concerned with sociology, women's studies, law, social work, public policy and the generally socially concerned reader - Crime, Law and Social Change

Smart's Feminism and the Power of Law represents a worthy and learned attempt to acknowledge the power of feminism to construct an alternative reality to mainstream legal discourse. This is an important and provocative book which should be read by those unafraid of differing views of jurisprudence and students of feminist legal theory - Melbourne University Law Review

Name: Feminism and the Power of Law (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Carol Smart. In this now established text the author presents her analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist post-structuralist approach. She comments on pornography, as well as discussing recent research on rape trials and abortion...
Categories: Women's Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice