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

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Constance Backhouse

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Doris Buss

Carleton University - Department of Law

Rosemary Cairns Way

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Daphne Gilbert

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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.

Keywords: feminist, feminism, Carleton, Ottawa, history, works, articles, books, authors, literature, review, intersectional, oppression, lesbian, race, sex, sexual, orientation, violence, rape, jurisprudence, legal, law, Canada, Aboriginal, periodical, activism, scholar, academic, equality, journal

Suggested Citation

Backhouse, Constance and Buss, Doris and Cairns Way, Rosemary and Gilbert, Daphne, Remembering Favourite Feminist Legal Scholarship (2005). Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Volume 17, Number 1, 2005, pp. 243-270. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2273329

Constance Backhouse (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

Doris Buss

Carleton University - Department of Law ( email )

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada

Rosemary Cairns Way

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

Daphne Gilbert

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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