Gender, Geography, and Rural Justice
Lisa R. Pruitt
University of California, Davis - School of Law
August 1, 2008
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Vol. 23, p. 338, 2008
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 129
This Article argues that a more grounded and nuanced understanding of women's lived realities requires legal scholars to engage geography. Because spatial aspects of women's lives implicate inequality and moral agency, they have direct relevance to an array of legal issues. The Article thus deploys the tools of critical geographers--space, place, and scale--to inform law and policy-making about an overlooked population for whom spatiality can be a profoundly influential force: rural women.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 53
Keywords: gender, geography, rural, urban, domestic violence, economic restructuring, feminist theory, feminism, inequality, disadvantage, household economics, rural sociology, production, reproduction, globalization
JEL Classification: K10, O18, D13, D63, J12, J13, J16, I31, O17, R23Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 11, 2008 ; Last revised: March 10, 2009
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