Critical Theory and the Loneliness of the Tax Prof
20 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2009
This essay, prepared for a symposium on critical theory and tax law, has two goals: to suggest why feminist theory and critical race theory are spreading in taxation and to discuss some dangers of that criticism. The author evaluates three examples of the new criticism: an article on critical race theory by Professors Moran and Whitford; an article on feminist statutory interpretation by Professor Handelman; and a book, Taxing Women, by Professor McCaffery.
Keywords: Critical Theory, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, A Black Critique of the Internal Revenue Code, Beverly Moran, William Whitford, Sisters in Law, Gender and the Interpretation of Tax Statutes, Gwen Handelman, Taxation
JEL Classification: K34, K49
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