Feminist Thought in Adrian Howe’s Book: ‘Chamberlain Revisited: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective’

Rohman, Arif. (2013). Feminist Thought in Adrian Howe's Book: 'Chamberlain Revisited: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective'. Int J Soc Com & Hum, 1(7), 80-87

8 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2013 Last revised: 6 Feb 2015

Date Written: August 1, 2013

Abstract

It is well-known that Lindy Chamberlain experienced a form of gender inequality and gender bias during her trial in 1980s. This challenged Adrian Howe to write a book which aims to counter a gender bias mindset that still exists in some people’s belief. Howe uses genealogy as a part of discourse analysis method by representing selected letters written by people, mainly women who are from different religions, ethnicity and age who supported Lindy Chamberlain. In this article I will try to analyse and evaluate academic areas of investigation as they have been reflected in Howe’s book in terms of what ways the scholars in Howe’s book represent mainstream gender as a bias operating in the legal and social attitudes that emerge in the book.

Keywords: Lindy Chamberlain, Adrian Howe, gender, women, inequality

JEL Classification: I31, J18, J71, J78

Suggested Citation

Rohman, Arif, Feminist Thought in Adrian Howe’s Book: ‘Chamberlain Revisited: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective’ (August 1, 2013). Rohman, Arif. (2013). Feminist Thought in Adrian Howe's Book: 'Chamberlain Revisited: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective'. Int J Soc Com & Hum, 1(7), 80-87. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304620 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2304620

Arif Rohman (Contact Author)

Charles Sturt University ( email )

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
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