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Law and Gender

2010

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Converging Queer And Feminist Legal Theories: Family Feuds And Family Ties, Elaine Craig Jan 2010

Converging Queer And Feminist Legal Theories: Family Feuds And Family Ties, Elaine Craig

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The notion that queer theory and feminism are inevitably in tension with one another has been well developed both by queer and feminist theorists. Queer theorists have critiqued feminist theories for being anti-sex, overly moralistic, essentialist, and statist. Feminist theorists have rejected queer theory as being un-critically pro-sex and dangerously protective of the private sphere. Unfortunately these reductionist accounts of what constitutes a plethora of diverse, eclectic and overlapping theoretical approaches to issues of sex, gender, and sexuality, often fail to account for the circumstances where these methodological approaches converge on legal projects aimed at advancing the complex justice interests ...