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Law and Gender

Joanne Conaghan


Gender is an increasingly prominent aspect of the contemporary debate and discourse around law. It is curious that gender, while figuring so centrally in the construction and organization of social life, is nevertheless barely visible in the conceptual armoury of law. In the jurisprudential imagination law is gender-less; as a result legal scholarship for the most part continues to hold on to the view that gender plays little or no role in the conceptual make-up, normative grounding, or categorical ordering of law. The official position is that the idea of law and legal fundamentals are, or at ... More

Keywords: gender, social life, legal scholarship, gender-independent, legal texts, legal doctrines, legal practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592920
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanne Conaghan, author
Professor of Law, University of Kent