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In this widely acclaimed landmark study, Joan Hoff illustrates how women remain second- class citizens under the current legal system and questions whether the continued pursuit of equality based on a one-size-fits-all vision of traditional individual rights is really what will most improve conditions for women in America as they prepare for the twenty-first century. Concluding that equality based on liberal male ideology is no longer an adequate framework for improving women's legal status, Hoff's highly original and incisive volume calls for a demystification of legal doctrine and a reinterpretation of legal texts (including the Constitution) to create a feminist jurisprudence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. c
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface to the New Edition
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. INTRODUCTION: Toward a Theory of Women's Legal History
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. CHAPTER ONE The Masculinity of U.S. Constitutionalism
  2. pp. 21-48
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  1. CHAPTER TWO Women and the American Revolution
  2. pp. 49-79
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  1. CHAPTER THREE From British Subjects to U.S. Citizens
  2. pp. 80-116
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR Constitutional Neglect, 1787–1872
  2. pp. 117-150
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE Constitutional Discrimination, 1872–1908
  2. pp. 151-191
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  1. CHAPTER SIX Constitutional Protection, 1908–1963
  2. pp. 192-228
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  1. CHAPTER SEVEN Constitutional Equality, 1963–1990
  2. pp. 229-275
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT The Limits of Liberal Legalism: Marriage, Divorce, Pregnancy, and Abortion
  2. pp. 276-315
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  1. CHAPTER NINE The Epitome of Liberal Legalism: The ERA and Pornography
  2. pp. 316-349
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  1. CHAPTER TEN Beyond Liberal Legalism: From Equality to Equity
  2. pp. 350-376
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  1. APPENDIX ONE: Married Women's Property Acts, 1800–1900
  2. pp. 377-382
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  1. APPENDIX TWO: 1848 Declaration of Sentiments
  2. pp. 383-387
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  1. APPENDIX THREE: 1876 Declaration of Rights
  2. pp. 388-392
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  1. APPENDIX FOUR: Constitutional Amendments
  2. pp. 393-394
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  1. APPENDIX FIVE: Summary of Federal Litigation and Congressional Legislation, 1963–1990
  2. pp. 395-407
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  1. APPENDIX SIX: 1989 Declaration of Interdependence
  2. pp. 408-409
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  1. APPENDIX SEVEN: Abortion in the United States since Webster
  2. pp. 410-422
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  1. APPENDIX EIGHT: On Sexual Harassment and the Silencing of Women
  2. pp. 423-438
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 439-522
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 523-542
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 543-558
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 559-bc
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814773260
Related ISBN
9780814735091
MARC Record
OCLC
859686515
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-22
Language
English
Open Access
No
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