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Author Baer, Judith A., author

Title Our lives before the law : constructing a feminist jurisprudence / Judith A. Baer
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 276 pages)
Contents Is law male? The foundations of feminist jurisprudence -- What makes law male? Gendered jurisprudence and feminist critique -- How is law male? Gendered method and feminist response -- Reconstructing equality: feminist constitutional doctrine -- Reconstructing rights: feminist reproductive freedom -- Reconstructing responsibility: feminist fetal protection -- Toward a feminist postliberalism
Summary According to Judith Baer, feminist legal scholarship today does not effectively address the harsh realities of women's lives. Feminists have marginalized themselves, she argues, by withdrawing from mainstream intellectual discourse. In Our Lives Before the Law, Baer thus presents the framework for a new feminist jurisprudence--one that would return feminism to relevance by connecting it in fresh and creative ways with liberalism. Baer starts from the traditional feminist premise that the legal system has a male bias and must do more to help women combat violence and overcome political, economic
Analysis Jura Jura
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and indexes
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Subject Feminist jurisprudence.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98055309
ISBN 1400810876 (electronic bk.)
9781400810871 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)
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