Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women

TitleLaw, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsHoff, Joan
Number of Pages525
PublisherNew York University Press
CityNew York

In this widely acclaimed landmark study, Joan Hoff illustrates how women remain second- class citizens under the current legal system and questions whether the continued pursuit of equality based on a one-size-fits-all vision of traditional individual rights is really what will most improve conditions for women in America as they prepare for the twenty-first century. Concluding that equality based on liberal male ideology is no longer an adequate framework for improving women's legal status, Hoff's highly original and incisive volume calls for a demystification of legal doctrine and a reinterpretation of legal texts (including the Constitution) to create a feminist jurisprudence. [Publisher]

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