Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice by Rosemary Hunter, Clare McGlynn, Erika Rackley

By Rosemary Hunter, Clare McGlynn, Erika Rackley

Whereas feminist felony scholarship has thrived inside universities and in a few sectors of felony perform, it has but to have a lot impression in the judiciary, or on judicial considering. therefore, whereas feminist criminal scholarship has generated entire opinions of current criminal doctrine, there was little chance to check or follow feminist wisdom in perform within the judgements of person instances. during this precise and thought-provoking ebook, a gaggle of feminist criminal students positioned thought into perform in judgment shape through writing the 'missing' feminist judgments in key instances. The instances selected are major judgements in English legislation throughout a huge diversity of noticeable parts. The circumstances originate from a number of degrees, yet are basically critiques of the UK's courtroom of allure or the home of Lords. In a few circumstances, they're written in a fictitious attraction, yet in others they're written as an extra concurring or dissenting judgment within the unique case, supplying a strong representation of ways during which the case might have been determined another way, even on the time it used to be heard. each one case is observed through a remark which renders the judgment available to a non-specialist viewers. The remark explains the unique choice, its historical past and doctrinal value, the problems it increases, and the way the feminist judgment bargains with them otherwise. The publication additionally contains chapters analyzing the theoretical and conceptual concerns raised by way of the method and perform of feminist judging, and by means of the judgments themselves, together with the potential of divergent feminist ways to felony decision-making.

Show description

Read Online or Download Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice PDF

Best feminist theory books

Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia: Engendering Transition

This publication deals a wealthy and clearly-written research of the women's flow in modern Russia. It tells the attractive tale of the women's movement's formation and improvement in a rustic present process an intensive fiscal and political transition from communist rule. in line with broad interviews with the activists themselves, the booklet vividly records the categorical demanding situations dealing with women's teams in Russia, together with societal attitudes towards feminism, the trouble of organizing in post-communist nations, and the ways in which the overseas setting has affected the women's flow.

Gender and Archaeology: Contesting the Past

Gender and Archaeology is the 1st quantity to seriously evaluation the improvement of this now key subject across the world, throughout a variety of classes and fabric tradition. ^l Roberta Gilchrist explores the importance of the feminist epistemologies. She indicates the original viewpoint that gender archaeology can deliver to endure on matters resembling department of labour and the existence path.

Reading between the Lines: A Lesbian Feminist Critique of Feminist Accounts of Sexuality

A severe research of feminist writings on sexuality from a thorough feminist and lesbian feminist point of view. A must-read for any critical feminist philosopher.

Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism

"The essays are provocative and increase wisdom of 3rd international women’s concerns. hugely advised. .. "―Choice". .. the publication demanding situations assumptions and pushes old and geographical obstacles that has to be altered if ladies of all colours are to win the struggles thrust upon us through the ‘new international order’ of the Nineties.

Additional resources for Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice

Sample text

B) Hunter Ch1 10/9/10 14:35 Page 4 4 Rosemary Hunter, Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley topics. Our only requirement was that the cases chosen should be significant for feminist legal scholarship. That is, while they need not be recent cases, they must be important decisions that would benefit from a feminist analysis. We received an outstanding response, including from colleagues in Scotland, India and South Africa, as well as interest in rewriting a number of decisions of the European Court of Justice.

The way in which the Project itself contributes to that literature is explored by Hunter in the next chapter. More generally, the Feminist Judgments Project has been informed by feminist theoretical concerns about the ways in which law constructs gender. ’ (2008) 154 Proceedings of the British Academy 319; D Feenan, ‘Editorial Introduction: Women and Judging’ (2009) 17 Feminist Legal Studies 1. 5 See C Gilligan, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development (Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1982); S Sherry, ‘Civil Virtue and the Feminine Voice in Constitutional Adjudication’ (1986) 72 Virginia Law Review 543.

This demonstrates not only that a single, token woman judge cannot possibly represent the range of women’s perspectives on a particular issue, but further, a single, token feminist judge cannot possibly represent the range of feminist perspectives on an issue. Much broader representation not only of women but of feminisms among the appellate judiciary is required before anything approaching true judicial diversity could be said to have been achieved. Methodological Issues As noted above, our objective to re-write judgments subject to the same constraints as the original judges meant that the extent to which we could question the conventions of judgment-writing was necessarily limited.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 38 votes