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Feminist approaches to sexuality and law scholarship

Citation: Auchmuty, Rosemary (2015) Feminist approaches to sexuality and law scholarship. Legal Information Management, 15 (1). pp. 4-7. ISSN 1472-6696


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Sexuality and Law scholarship is a new and developing field but, like most legal scholarship, it is dominated by masculine concerns and methodologies. This article explains why research that ignores feminist concerns and methodologies will be incomplete and inaccurate, and suggests questions that should be asked of resources to ensure a complete and accurate coverage of the topic. Rosemary Auchmuty is Professor of Law at the University of Reading. She writes on gender and sexuality issues, property law, legal history and girls’ fiction.

Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article which will be published in a special issue of Legal Information Management in 2015. It has been developed by the author (Rosemary Auchmuty) from a paper she gave at “Law, Gender and Sexuality: sources and methods in socio-legal research” a national socio-legal training day held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on Monday 19 May 2014. The workshop was jointly organised by the British Library, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Socio-Legal Studies Association.
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Subjects: Law
Keywords: law and humanities, lawyers, legal profession, legal scholarship, law and gender, women and law sexuality, sex and law, sex and discrimination
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • March 2015 (published)


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