This book is a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between feminist theories and the law, and the way in which developments of the former have affected, and been affected by, the latter.

The book takes as its starting point a study of women and culture on an international level, which demonstrates how religious and cultural influences have been fundamental in establishing contemporary legal and social mores. This provides the setting for an investigation into legal and social discrimination and inequality, and how this has been addressed by the emergence of feminism. A number of critiques and developments are examined.

part |2 pages

Part I: Introduction

chapter 1|18 pages

Factual Data On The World’s Women

chapter 2|38 pages

Women And Culture

chapter 4|28 pages

Feminist Legal Methods

part |2 pages

Part II: Central Concepts In Feminist Jurisprudence

chapter 5|38 pages

Patriarchy: Public And Private

chapter 6|114 pages

Gender: Equality/Sameness/Difference

part |2 pages

Part III: Women In Political And Legal Theory

chapter 7|24 pages

Ancient Political Thought

chapter 8|68 pages

‘Traditional’ Jurisprudence

part |2 pages

Part IV: Key Issues In Feminist Jurisprudence

chapter 9|62 pages

Women, Violence And The Legal System

chapter 10|58 pages


chapter 11|44 pages

Women And Medicine

ByElizabeth Kingdom: Consent, Coercion and Consortium:

chapter 12|82 pages

Women And International Law

ByHilary Charlesworth, Christine Chinkin and Shelley Wright: