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Nurty feministycznej jurysprudencji
Strands of feminist jurisprudence

Author(s): Grzegorz Maroń
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego
Keywords: feminist jurisprudence

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents one of the contemporary school of legal thought, that is feminist jurisprudence (feminist legal philosophy or feminist legal theory). The beginning of the given theory of law dates back to the 60-70’s of the last century. The title school of law was born in the USA. Feminist jurisprudence is not a monolithic set of thoughts, so there is more appropriate to speak of particular trends of it. The aim of this article is to approximate and critically evaluate main tenets of four the most influent strands of feminist philosophy of law, which are associate with four primary types of feminism itself, namely: liberal feminism, cultural or relational feminism, radical feminism and postmodernist feminism. Relevant divergencies among these trends of feminist law school make it difficult to provide universally accepted definition of feminist jurisprudence. Feminist jurisprudence identity can be generally characterized as “assessment, criticism, demands changes in law and legal practice done from the perspective of women as a class, their needs, expectations and experiences”. The author of this article suggests the need of feminist jurisprudence return to its liberal roots, but he is pessimistic about the likelihood of such a course of evolution.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 71-96
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish