Chapter 18. Feminist Jurisprudence

  1. Dennis Patterson Professor2,3,4
  1. Patricia Smith Professor

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch18

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

How to Cite

Smith, P. (2010) Feminist Jurisprudence, in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition (ed D. Patterson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  2. 3

    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

  3. 4

    Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Department of Philosophy, the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170062

Online ISBN: 9781444320114

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Keywords:

  • feminist jurisprudence;
  • “feminist jurisprudence” jurisprudence;
  • narrow, technical sense of jurisprudence - concerning questions of what is law;
  • legal realism, a twentieth-century development;
  • traditional jurisprudence - not always being divided;
  • official definition of jurisprudence - in Black's Law Dictionary;
  • all women having in common - women functioning within environment that is patriarchal;
  • insight of radical feminists - that gender itself, a social construction based on and reflecting sexism;
  • male dominance and female subordination, male autonomy and female restriction, and male glorification and female devaluation;
  • feminists - motivation in finding ways to accommodate change and diversity in law

Summary

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