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Feminism Unmodified

Discourses on Life and Law

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674298743

Publication Date: 01/01/1988

Academic Trade

332 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction: The Art of the Impossible
  • I. Approaches
    • 1. Not by Law Alone: From a Debate with Phyllis Schlafly
    • 2. Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discrimination
    • 3. Desire and Power
    • 4. Whose Culture? A Case Note on Martinez v. Santa Clara Pueblo
    • 5. On Exceptionality: Women as Women in Law
  • II. Applications
    • 6. A Rally against Rape
    • 7. Sex and Violence: A Perspective
    • 8. Privacy v. Equality: Beyond Roe v. Wade
    • 9. Sexual Harassment: Its First Decade in Court
    • 10. Women, Self-Possession, and Sport
  • III. Pornography
    • 11. Linda’s Life and Andrea’s Work
    • 12. “More Than Simply a Magazine”: Playboy’s Money
    • 13. Not a Moral Issue
    • 14. Francis Biddle’s Sister: Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech
    • 15. On Collaboration
    • 16. The Sexual Politics of the First Amendment
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Catharine MacKinnon Is Winner of the 2014 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award, Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education
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