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Jane Austen, Feminist Legal Philosopher

Chapter


Abstract


  • This essay explores Jane Austen's critical engagement with tow ideas that are central to feminist legal philosophy: the public/private dichotomy that underpins liberalism and has been (and continues to be) used both to enact and to justify women's exclusion from various forms of legal subjectivity; and the ethic of care that some feminist legal philosophers argue offers - or should offer - an alternative path to citizenship.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Ailwood, S. (2021). Jane Austen, Feminist Legal Philosopher. In M. Kramp (Ed.), Jane Austen and Critical Theory (pp. 232-247). Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781000401547

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116535908

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Jane Austen and Critical Theory

Start Page


  • 232

End Page


  • 247

Abstract


  • This essay explores Jane Austen's critical engagement with tow ideas that are central to feminist legal philosophy: the public/private dichotomy that underpins liberalism and has been (and continues to be) used both to enact and to justify women's exclusion from various forms of legal subjectivity; and the ethic of care that some feminist legal philosophers argue offers - or should offer - an alternative path to citizenship.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Ailwood, S. (2021). Jane Austen, Feminist Legal Philosopher. In M. Kramp (Ed.), Jane Austen and Critical Theory (pp. 232-247). Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781000401547

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116535908

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Jane Austen and Critical Theory

Start Page


  • 232

End Page


  • 247