This book offers powerful analyses of the relationship between law and gender and new understandings of the limits of, and opportunities for, legal reform drawn from the experiences of women and from critical perspectives developed within other disciplines.

chapter 1|12 pages


ByKatharine T. Bartlett, Rosanne Kennedy

part One|150 pages

Sexual Difference and Equality Theory

chapter 3|22 pages

Reconstructing Sexual Equality [1987]

ByChristine A. Littleton

chapter 5|14 pages

Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discrimination [1984]

ByCatharine A. MacKinnon

chapter 6|29 pages

Deconstructing Gender [1989]

ByJoan C. Williams

part Two|122 pages

Questioning the Legal Subject

chapter 8|16 pages

On Being the Object of Property [1988]

ByPatricia J. Williams

chapter 9|20 pages

Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence [1983]

ByCatharine A. MacKinnon

chapter 10|34 pages

Jurisprudence and Gender [1988]

ByRobin West

chapter 11|28 pages

Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory [1990]

ByAngela P. Harris

chapter 12|18 pages

Feminist Jurisprudence: Grounding the Theories [1990]

ByPatricia A. Cain

part 3|70 pages

Feminism and Critical Theory

chapter 13|20 pages

Deconstructing Contract Doctrine [1985]

ByClare Dalton

chapter 14|13 pages

Statutory Rape: A Feminist Critique of Rights Analysis [1984]

ByFrances Olsen

chapter 16|18 pages

Feminist Critical Theories [1990]

ByDeborah L. Rhode

part Four|76 pages

Turning Feminist Method Inward

chapter 17|13 pages

Feminist Reason: Getting It and Losing It [1988]

ByMartha Minow

chapter 18|34 pages

Feminist Legal Methods [1990]

ByKatharine T. Bartlett