There is much debate about postfeminism, what it is, and its role in feminist politics. Whilst postfeminism has become increasingly influential in the study ofliterature, popular culture, and philosophy, it has so far received comparatively little attention in law. This book aims to remedy this situation. The book brings together feminist legal scholars working in different contexts to examine the idea of postfeminism and assess its contemporary relevance. It explores a range of questions including the following: Does postfeminism describe an age that follows modernism, an age where identity politics has realised its goals and feminism is no longer needed? Or does postfeminism describe the feminism of a postmodernist age where identity can mean anything at all? Or, differently again, does the term capture a 'new feminism' that discredits feminism and attempts to reshape its political consciousness? And what might the answers to these questions mean for law and legal theory, and a feminist politics of law reform?
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents List of Contributors Introduction Part One Chapter One - The Feminist Fandango with the Legal Academy Margaret Thornton Chapter Two - Postfeminist clothing: anti-feminism or diversification of the narratives of emancipation? Dorota Anna Gozdecka Chapter Three - Narratives of Belonging: Religion, the Gendered Body and Claims of Autonomy and Authenticity Kati Nieminen and Sanna Mustasaari Part Two Chapter Four - Feminism and its Absence in Pakistani Legal Discourse Maliha Zia Chapter Five - Interrogating ourselves, again: Womens human rights and the feminist practice of critical self-assessment Mariana Prandini Assis Chapter Six - Postfeminism and the Possibilities of a Post-essential Politics Anne Macduff Part Three Chapter Seven - The Problem with Research Jennifer M Nielsen Chapter Eight - Breaking free from the orbit of legal centralism: Religious minority women in a postcolonial context Joyce Das Chapter Nine - Beyond Identity: In Theory Margaret Davies Index.