Feminist Jurisprudence: keeping the subject alive

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One of the main purposes of feminist jurisprudence is to create or find better ways of being and living for women through the analysis, critique and use of law. Rich work has emerged, and continues to emerge, from feminist theorists exploring conceptions of the self, personhood, identity and subjectivity that could be used to form a basic unit of law and politics. It is argued that a strong sense of subjectivity needs to be retained to enable the human potential of women and men to flourish. This can be done in a non-essentialist way, yet without dissolving the subject out of existence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-51
JournalFeminist Legal Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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