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Law, Gender, and Injustice : A Legal History of U. S. Women - Joan Hoff

Law, Gender, and Injustice

A Legal History of U. S. Women

By: Joan Hoff

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1991
ISBN: 9780814734674
Number Of Pages: 580

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In this widely acclaimed landmark study, Joan Hoff illustrates how women remain second- class citizens under the current legal system and questions whether the continued pursuit of equality based on a one-size-fits-all vision of traditional individual rights is really what will most improve conditions for women in America as they prepare for the twenty-first century. Concluding that equality based on liberal male ideology is no longer an adequate framework for improving women's legal status, Hoff's highly original and incisive volume calls for a demystification of legal doctrine and a reinterpretation of legal texts (including the Constitution) to create a feminist jurisprudence.

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"A fascinating social history of women's rights, centered on a lengthy and discouraging series of constitutional confrontations .... a remarkably complete accounting of a historical trail that shape us all .... Law, Gender, and Injustice is an elegant example of the very best in feminist theorizing."

-Patricia J. Williams, Women's Review of Books

ISBN: 9780814734674
ISBN-10: 0814734677
Series: Feminist Crosscurrents
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 580
Published: 1st May 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.41  x 3.63
Weight (kg): 0.88