Where Is your Body?

Where Is your Body?

And Other Essays on Race, Gender, and the Law

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on her own experiences as a Japanese-American women, a law professor argues that the law should compensate for the racism and sexism suffered by minorities and women, including banning hateful speech at universities.

Book News
A collection of Matsuda's essays revisiting her own experiences as a Japanese-American woman and outspoken legal critic of hate speech groups and crimes. The essays offer feminist postmodern insights into racism and identity, deconstructing jurisprudence and assumed patriarchy while underscoring an agenda for progressive civil liberties. Specific discussions consider critical race theory, violence and linguistic space, Asian images, and the intersections of protest and social transformation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Revisiting the ways in which her own experiences as a Japanese-American woman have informed her approach to the law, Matsuda offers powerful insight into how our collective experiences inform our understanding of the law. From stories of the Japanese-American internment camps to her reactions to racist images in movies, she explores how our identity can contribute to a vision of a more just society.
Matsuda also focuses on applying a new multicultural and feminist theory of jurisprudence to specific legal issues, weighing hate speech against academic freedom, considering how women are viewed by the criminal justice system, and setting an agenda for progressive civil liberties.

Publisher: Boston, MA : Beacon Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780807067802
Characteristics: xiii, 207 p. ; 23 cm


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