Feminism, Public Dialogue and Sexual Assault Law

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feminism and the law, gender and the law, sexual assault law


For Turbulent Times, Transformational Possibilities? – In Canada, and elsewhere, recent political, economic, and social shifts have brought gender to the forefront of politics as never before, from gender-based analyses and "feminist budgets" to #Metoo, Idle No More, and Black Lives Matter movements. Detailing these gendered and turbulent political times, this book features diverse contributors' state-of-the-art scholarship encompassing both contemporary challenges as well as avenues for change now and into the future. This collection provides a more complex treatment of both gender and politics: gender is examined in light of other collective identities and their intersections; and politics includes both the institutional political, as well as movement and countermovement politics.