Remembering Favourite Feminist Legal Scholarship
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Volume 17, Number 1, 2005, pp. 243-270
29 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2013 Last revised: 25 Oct 2013
Date Written: 2005
The authors, a collective of feminist legal scholars from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, reflect on which works have been most influential to their scholarship. The article describes over 60 influential feminist works and mentions the contributions they made to the field. Many of the works consider the intersectional experience of lesbians, racialized women, and Aboriginal women and their struggle for legal empowerment. The article acclaims works that illuminate the dynamics of violence against women. Individual periodicals, scholars and activists instrumental to the feminist movements are honoured. The article praises feminist critiques of jurisprudence and contributions to scholarship and activism for legal equality and protection from discrimination. The article commends works that confront classism and colonialism. The article concludes by paying tribute to the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, a publication that has enabled many inspiring feminist works to become part of the academic landscape.
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