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Introduction: Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

FEMINIST AND QUEER LEGAL THEORY: INTIMATE ENCOUNTERS, UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS, M.A. Fineman, J. E. Jackson, and A. P. Romero, eds., Ashgate, 2009

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 09-75

9 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2009  

Martha Albertson Fineman

Emory University School of Law

Abstract

This essay is the introduction to Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations, M.A. Fineman, J. E. Jackson, and A. P. Romero, Eds. (Ashgate 2009). The book explores the tensions among feminist and queer theorists. Wendy Brown (UC-Berkeley) sates that it is “possibly the most useful theory anthology of the decade.” In the Introduction the intersecting histories of feminist and queer legal theories are considered and the convergences and departures are addressed.

Keywords: feminist, legal theory, queer legal theory, critical jurisprudence, sexuality, post-modernism, law and society

Suggested Citation

Fineman, Martha Albertson, Introduction: Feminist and Queer Legal Theory. FEMINIST AND QUEER LEGAL THEORY: INTIMATE ENCOUNTERS, UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS, M.A. Fineman, J. E. Jackson, and A. P. Romero, eds., Ashgate, 2009; Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 09-75. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1516647

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