Feminist jurisprudence: Keeping the subject alive

Feminist Legal Studies 14 (1):27-51 (2006)

One of the main purposes of feminist jurisprudence is to create or find better ways of being and living for women through the analysis, critique, and use of law. Rich work has emerged, and continues to emerge, from feminist theorists exploring conceptions of the self, personhood, identity and subjectivity that could be used to form a basic unit in law and politics. In this article, it is argued that a strong sense of human subjectivity needs to be retained to enable the human potentiality of women and men to flourish. This can be done in a way which is not essentialist, yet does not dissolve the subject out of existence, issues pertinent to feminist jurisprudence in recent years
Keywords agency  essentialism  feminist jurisprudence  feminist ontology  human potentiality  subjectivity
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DOI 10.1007/s10691-006-9013-2
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