The Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law

The Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law. Edited by Heather Douglas, Francesca Bartlett, Trish Luker and Rosemary Hunter Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing, 2014.

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Title The Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Hart Publishing
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9781849465212
Language eng
Editor Heather Douglas
Francesca Bartlett
Trish Luker
Rosemary Hunter
Total number of pages 462
Abstract/Summary This book brings together feminist academics and lawyers to present an impressive collection of alternative judgments in a series of Australian legal cases. By re-imagining original legal decisions through a feminist lens, the collection explores the possibilities, limits and implications of feminist approaches to legal decision-making. Each case is accompanied by a brief commentary that places it in legal and historical context and explains what the feminist rewriting does differently to the original case. The cases not only cover topics of long-standing interest to feminist scholars – such as family law, sexual offences and discrimination law – but also areas which have had less attention, including Indigenous sovereignty, constitutional law, immigration, taxation and environmental law. The collection contributes a distinctly Australian perspective to the growing international literature investigating the role of feminist legal theory in judicial decision-making.
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