Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law: Between Resistance and Compliance?


Kouvo, Sari, and Zoe Pearson, eds. 2011. Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law between Resistance and Compliance? Oxford; Portland, Or.: Hart.

Authors: Sari Kouvo, Zoe Pearson


"The essays in this volume analyse feminism's positioning vis-à-vis international law and the current paradigms of international law. The authors argue that, willingly or unwillingly, feminist perspectives on international law have come to be situated between 'resistance' and 'compliance'. That is, feminist scholarship aims at deconstructing international law to show why and how 'women' have been marginalised; at the same time feminists have been largely unwilling to challenge the core of international law and its institutions, remaining hopeful of international law's potential for women" (WorldCat).


Table of Contents:

Talking to ourselves? : Feminist scholarship in international law / Hilary Charlesworth

Searching for virtue in international law / Yoriko Otomo

Feminist project(s) : the spaces of international law / Zoe Pearson

Remapping crisis through a feminist lens / Dianne Otto

Road blocks, blind spots, speed bumps : a feminist look at the post-9/11 landscape for NGOs / Julie Mertus

The politics of inevitability : an examination of Janet Halley's critique of the criminalisation of rape as torture / Maria Grahn-Farley

Missionary zeal for a secular mission : bringing gender to transitional justice and redemption to feminism / Vasuki Nesiah

Taking women seriously? : Conflict, state-building and gender in Afghanistan / Sari Kouvo

Trafficking in human beings : vulnerability, criminal law and human rights / Ulrika Andersson

Women workers take over power at the margins : economic resistance, political compliance / Dania Thomas.

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, International Law

Year: 2011

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