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    A voice beyond the law: reading Cavarero reading Plato

    Hanafin, Patrick (2013) A voice beyond the law: reading Cavarero reading Plato. In: Drakopoulou, M. (ed.) Feminist Encounters With Legal Philosophy. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 9-19. ISBN 9780415497602.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Presenting feminist readings of texts from the legal philosophical and jurisprudential canon, the papers collected here offer an interdisciplinary and critical challenge to established modes of reading law. Feminist approaches to law usually take the form of either critical engagements with legal doctrine, legal concepts and ideas, or critical assessments of the effects that specific areas of law have upon the lives of women. This collection, however, although rooted in feminist legal scholarship, takes the established canon of legal texts as the object of inquiry. Taking as their common starting point the fact that legal texts are plural and open to multiple readings, all the contributions in this collection offer subversive, but supplementary, interpretations of the legal canon. In this respect, however, they do not merely sustain an array of feminist styles and theories of reading; revealing and re-appropriating the plural space of legal interpretation, they seek to open a hitherto unexplored arena for a feminist politics of law.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 14:42
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 11:50
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9688

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