Review of Elizabeth A. Sheehy, Ed, Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women's Activism (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2012)

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Forthcoming

20 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2015

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Doris Buss

Carleton University - Department of Law

Jennifer Koshan

University of Calgary - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 28, 2015

Abstract

When asked to co-author a review of Elizabeth Sheehy’s substantial edited collection – Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism – we began to discuss the book, and our approach to a review, in a series of email conversations. It quickly became apparent that our different (but overlapping) academic locations provided an interesting vantage from which to reflect on the research in this volume. Jennifer Koshan is a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, teaching constitutional law and human rights and working on issues of violence against women from a legal perspective, while Doris Buss is an associate professor in the Law & Legal Studies Department at Carleton University, teaching international law and politics and feminist theory from a legal studies and socio-legal orientation. Given the size of the book, and the breadth of the important contributions, we each read half of the book and wrote to each other about our reviews and reactions to those chapters. The email exchange unfolded over the course of August and September 2014, with our conversation reflecting in part, our different disciplinary locations and research trajectories.

Suggested Citation

Buss, Doris and Koshan, Jennifer, Review of Elizabeth A. Sheehy, Ed, Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women's Activism (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2012) (January 28, 2015). Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2557065

Doris Buss

Carleton University - Department of Law ( email )

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada

Jennifer Koshan (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - Faculty of Law ( email )

Murray Fraser Hall
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

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