Feminism, Postfeminism and Legal Theory: Beyond the Gendered Subject?

Presenter/s: Dr Dorota Gozdecka; Dr Anne Macduff; Professor Rosanne Kennedy; Professor Margaret Thornton

Event type: Book launch

Event date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 4:00pm

Event venue: Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, ANU

The term ‘Postfeminism’ sparks controversy and disagreement amongst legal thinkers.

In their new book ‘Feminism, Post Feminism and Legal Theory: Beyond the Gendered Subject?’ co-editors Dr Dorota Gozdecka and Dr Anne Macduff engage with this debate to examine the idea of postfeminism and assess its contemporary relevance.

The book explores a range of questions including: 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?

This book was written to help busy feminists, lawyers and law reformers locate multiple paths through the chaos created by living in a postfeminist world.

The book will be formally launched by esteemed Professor Rosanne Kennedy, who will present the highlights captured by the book, in a conversation with contributors Professor Margaret Thornton, Dr Dorota Gozdecka and Dr Anne Macduff.

To obtain your copy of the book, please visit the website here.

Please register for the event here.

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