(New) in Print
Friday June 14 2013 930AM to 430PM Osgoode Hall Law School IKB 1014 with Rob Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Author of Law’s Slow Violence & the Environmentalism of the Poor, HUP 2012 and a lineup of interesting thinkers from Osgoode and beyond.
The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of “slow violence” to describe these threats, Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the attritional lethality of many environmental crises, in More >
New issue of CJWL in Honour of Dianne Pothier “Critical Disability Studies and Feminisms: On Getting It”
This issue honours the contributions of legal scholar Dianne Pothier, who is retiring after a distinguished career at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. Her faculty colleagues, Richard Devlin and Dean Kim Brooks, guest edit this issue which features ground-breaking scholarship on topics such as poverty and disability, disability and care, the treatment of ameliorative programs in court decisions, and barriers to women with mental disabilities testifying in court.
“L’obligation de répondre n’en est pas qu’une de la conscience individuelle. Elle est d’une nature collective qui découle de ce que nous faisons et de qui nous sommes.”
What Your Neighbour Said the Other Day… par Mireille Fournier
This quite wonderful. Published by McGill Law Students, and planned as an annual. Read on for information about how McGill students ran their own seminar on sexual assault law, for profiles of Professor Alana Klein , a frank tips from the trenches interview, and interview with pioneering Canadian critical race scholar Esmerelda Thornhill, snapshots from sabbatical from Professor Shauna van Praagh, the affecting “Who Killed More >
At Jotwell, Margaret Davies has reviewed Rosie Harding’s, Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives (Routledge 2011).
Bringing pluralism and consciousness of law together allows for a much more expansive definition of legality and a more nuanced analysis of everyday narratives of law. Engagement with and resistance to the formal law is refracted through a variety of normative lenses other than the state law itself.
The empirical dimension of Harding’s book is equally significant and produces an amazingly rich picture of the complexities of lesbian and gay engagements with law, including the myriad forms of resistance and the diversity of positions which form lesbian More >