Feminism, Law, Inclusion

Intersectionality in Action

By Gayle MacDonald, Rachel L. Osborne, Charles C. Smith

Description

The contributions to this collection are written by legal advocates, community activists and legal scholars. While the Introduction and Commentary provide a theoretical overview, the ten essays examine theories of intersectionality to demonstrate how race, class, sexual orientation, gender and identity have been integrated into legal scholarship and activism in an attempt to shape legal policy and practice.

Section 1, "Theory in Action," addresses anti-racism in community legal practice, the legal construction of women's sexuality as deviant, the protection of sexual orientation under human rights legislation, and the gender and racial characteristics of the judiciary. Section 2, "Organizations in Action," looks at women's place in the legal profession, international women's rights, and disrupting discriminatory practices in the workplace. Section 3, "Law in Action," discusses the rights of Native women, racial bias in legal judgements, and the recognition and protection of same-sex spousal rights.

Feminism, Law, Inclusion is an important contribution to the ongoing development of this critical discourse.

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Number of Pages

256

Dimensions

17.15 " x 24.77”

print ISBN

9781894549455

PDF ISBN

9780889615663

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