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    Visible women: essays on feminist legal theory and political philosophy

    James, Susan and Palmer, S., eds. (2002) Visible women: essays on feminist legal theory and political philosophy. London, UK: Hart Publishing. ISBN 9781841131955.

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    Book synopsis: How should feminist theories conceive of the subject? What is it to be a legal person? What part does embodiment play in subjectivity? Can there be a conception of rights which does justice to the social contexts in which rights claims are embedded? Is the way the law constitutes legal subjects a form of violence? These questions lie at the heart of contemporary feminist theory,and in this collection they are addressed by a group of distinguished international scholars working in law, philosophy and politics. The volume, in which the concerns of one author are taken up by others, advances current debate on two interconnected levels. First, it contains original and ground-breaking discussions of the questions raised above. At the same time, it contains a more reflexive strand of argument about the intellectual resources available to feminist thinkers, and the advantages and dangers of borrowing from non-feminist traditions of thought. It thus provides an exceptionally rich examination of contemporary legal and political feminist theory.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 17:23
    Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 17:23
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20992

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