EXPLOITING THE LIMITS OF LAW SWEDISH FEMINISM AND THE CHALLENGE TO PESSIMISM

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Exploiting The Limits Of Law

Author : Åsa Gunnarsson
ISBN : 9781317137641
Genre : Law
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Moving beyond the question of whether an area of scholarly investigation can truly be characterized as 'legal', Exploiting the Limits of Law combats the often unhelpful constraints of law's subject-matter and formal processes. Through a process of reflection on the limits of law and repeated efforts to redraw them, this book challenges the general sense of pessimism among feminists and others about the usefulness of law as an instrument of change. The work combines theoretical analysis of the law's boundaries with investigation of the practical settings for changing legal and policy environments. Both the empirical focus of this volume, and its underlying theoretical concern with the limits of the law and its gender implications, render it of interest to legal scholars throughout the world, whether of EU law, feminism, social policy or philosophy.
Category: Law

Responsible Selves

Author : Kevät Nousiainen
ISBN : 075462160X
Genre : Law
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In the Nordic countries women are considered equal to men. Advanced social and economic rights are often given as the explanation for the equality. In this volume, Nordic feminist legal scholars give a more contradictory image of gender equality. The gendered construction of the legal subject and the legal understanding of gender have a two-pronged potential, both to change and to reproduce gender relations. Nordic women have been considered responsible for upholding the gendered social system - as "responsible selves" rather than as individuals engaged in rights discourse. The authors claim, with examples, that the belief in equality has made certain discriminative practices difficult to recognize and conceptualize. Also a transformation of the social welfare system puts the collective equality policies to the test.
Category: Law

The Ashgate Research Companion To Feminist Legal Theory

Author : Vanessa E. Munro
ISBN : 9781317043423
Genre : Law
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As a distinct scholarly contribution to law, feminist legal theory is now well over three decades old. Those three decades have seen consolidation and renewal of its central concerns as well as remarkable growth, dynamism and change. This Companion celebrates the strength of feminist legal thought, which is manifested in this dynamic combination of stability and change, as well as in the diversity of perspectives and methodologies, and the extensive range of subject-matters, which are now included within its ambit. Bringing together contributors from across a range of jurisdictions and legal traditions, the book provides a concise but critical review of existing theory in relation to the core issues or concepts that have animated, and continue to animate, feminism. It provides an authoritative and scholarly review of contemporary feminist legal thought, and seeks to contribute to the ongoing development of some of its new approaches, perspectives, and subject-matters. The Companion is divided into three parts, dealing with 'Theory', 'Concepts' and 'Issues'. The first part addresses theoretical questions which are of significance to law, but which also connect to feminist theory at the broadest and most interdisciplinary level. The second part also draws on general feminist theory, but with a more specific focus on debates about equality and difference, race, culture, religion, and sexuality. The 'Issues' section considers in detail more specific areas of substantive legal controversy.
Category: Law

Mobile People Mobile Law

Author : Franz von Benda-Beckmann
ISBN : 0754623866
Genre : Law
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Mobile people, mobile law: an introduction, Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Anne Griffiths; Transborder citizenship: an outcome of legal pluralism within transnational social fields, Nina Glick Schiller; Transnational migration and the re-framing of normative values, Monique Nuijten; 'Global fire': repatriation and reparations from a Rastafari (re)migrants perspective, Werner Zips; McTradition in the new South Africa: commodified custom and rights talk with the Bafokeng and the Bapedi, Barbara Oomen; Democracy in flux: time, mobility and sedentarization of law in Minangkabau, Indonesia, Franz von Benda-Beckmann and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Mobile law and globalism: epistemic communities versus community-based innovation in the fisheries sector, Melanie G. Wiber; Contesting decentralization: transitional policy narratives and the emergence of volatile socio-legal configurations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, John F. McCarthy; Negotiating water rights in the context of a new political and legal landscape in Zimbabwe, Anne Hellum and Bill Derman; The Americanization of international law, Laura Nader; Human rights and global legal pluralism: reciprocity and disjuncture, Sally E. Merry; Project law - normative orders of bilateral development cooperation and social change: a case study from the German Agency for technical co-operation, Markus Weilenmann; School and religious difference: current negotiations within the Swiss immigrant society - viewed in a comparative perspective, Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka; Localizing the global: rights of participation in the Scottish Chlidren's Hearings System, Anne Griffiths and Randy F. Kandel; Mobility versus law, mobility in the law? Judges in Europe are confronted with the thorny question 'which law applies to litigants of migrant origin?', Marie-Claire Foblets; Index.
Category: Law

Scandinavian Studies In Law

Author : Folke Fredrik Schmidt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134484182
Genre : International law
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Category: International law

The Pimping Of Prostitution

Author : Julie Bindel
ISBN : 9781137558909
Genre : Law
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This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the globe – the international sex trade. For decades, the liberal left has been conflicted as to whether pro-prostitution activists or abolitionists hold the correct view, and debates are ongoing as to who holds the key to the solutions facing the women and girls involved. Over the course of two years, Bindel conducted 250 interviews in almost 40 countries, cities and states, traveling around Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and East and South Africa. Visiting legal brothels all around the world, Bindel got to know pimps, pornographers, survivors of the sex trade, and the women being sold by men classed as ‘business entrepreneurs’. Whilst meeting feminist abolitionists, pro-prostitution campaigners, police and government officials, and the men who drive the demand, Bindel uncovered the lies, mythology and criminal activity that shroud this global trade, and suggests here a way forward for the women seeking to abolish the oldest oppression. Informed by the lived human experience of those interviewed, this book will be of great interest to feminists, students, criminal justice advocates, criminologists and human rights activists.
Category: Law