Rethinking the subject of postmodern feminist legal theory: Towards a feminist Foucaultian jurisprudence
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
This article discusses the contemporary problem of postmodern feminist legal theory. Through a schematic history of the twin 'subjects' of feminist legal theory (the subject of law, i.e. 'woman', and the subject of critique, i.e. 'law'), the article argues that feminist legal theory is characterised, even constituted, by successive re-conceptualisations of these two inter-related subjects. The article argues that in order to overcome certain perceived methodological problems inherent in the notion of 'postmodern feminist legal theory', further critique and re-conceptualisation of these subjects is called for. The article closes by proposing ways in which a Foucaultian-inspired feminist jurisprudence could contribute to this project.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Valerie Bryson (2003). Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan.
Louise C. Johnson (2000). Placebound: Australian Feminist Geographies. Oxford University Press.
Claudia Leeb (2009). The Im-Possibility of a Feminist Subject. Social Philosophy Today 25:47-60.
Elena Loizidou (2007). Judith Butler: Ethics, Law, Politics. Routledge-Cavendish.
Kate Sutherland (2005). Marx and MacKinnon: The Promise and Periis of Marxism for Feminist Legal Theory. Science and Society 69 (1):113 - 132.
Susan James & Stephanie Palmer (eds.) (2002). Visible Women: Essays on Feminist Legal Theory and Political Philosophy. Hart Pub..
Sally Sheldon & Michael Thomson (eds.) (1998). Feminist Perspectives on Health Care Law. Cavendish Pub..
Sara Ahmed (1996). Beyond Humanism and Postmodernism: Theorizing a Feminist Practice. Hypatia 11 (2):71 - 93.
L. Ryan Musgrave (2003). Liberal Feminism, From Law to Art: The Impact of Feminist Jurisprudence on Feminist Aesthetics. Hypatia 18 (4):214-235.
Karen H. Rothenberg (1996). Feminism, Law, and Bioethics. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 6 (1):69-84.
Added to index2009-03-01
Total downloads18 ( #109,003 of 1,692,452 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #184,284 of 1,692,452 )
How can I increase my downloads?