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Gender, Law and Jurisprudence

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreat Debates in Gender and Law
EditorsRosemary Auchmuty
Place of PublicationLondon
Publisher or commissioning bodyPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781137611000
ISBN (Print)9781137610997
DateAccepted/In press - 31 Jul 2017
DatePublished (current) - 16 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameGreat Debates in Law
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


This chapter explores two debates occupying a central place in the jurisprudence curriculum to show how attention to gender can throw useful light on mainstream jurisprudential debate. The first debate engages is the ‘what is law?’ question, to which is bestowed a gendered twist by probing feminist assertions that (the concept of) law is gendered. The second is an equally familiar focus of jurisprudential angst, namely, the question of whether there is a right answer to legal disputes. The chapter contributes to the growing literature applying feminist insights into mainstream jurisprudence.

    Research areas

  • gender, jurisprudence



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