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
Date Written: January 28, 2015
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.
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