What we’re thinking/reading/doing (IFLS blog)
What’s interesting these days?
Learn more about Australia’s Northern Territory Intervention (follow up to IFLS visitor Sarah Keenan’s talk)
Many thanks are due to IFLS Visitor Sarah Keenan for kicking off the IFLS 2011-12 “season”. Her talk, “The Secret Life of Property: Time & Belonging under Australia’s Northern Territory Emergency Response Act” (announcement here), was a big draw. On a hot July day with a serious subway delay to boot, she spoke to a packed room. Fascinating at both the factual (the legal scope of the Northern Territory Intervention is breathtaking and the full picture was not previously clear to me) and theoretical (can property mean something other than exclusion?) levels, the talk left us all More >
Guest editor Prof. Adelle Blackett of McGill introduces the volume, writing:
Feminist engagement with these intersections of class, race, nationality, and gender through research and activism over the rights of domestic workers has been significant. Scholars and activists have insisted upon the role of the state, both in constructing domestic workers’ oppression and in perpetuating it through the absence of state law. They have also challenged state paternalism in the construction of “vulnerability” that needs to be regulated.
Yet the literature on labour regulatory strategies to assist in the transformation of the domestic work relationship is only recently starting to emerge, in large measure because of a long-awaited More >
From the Fem-Prof distribution list, Summer Reading List 2011. Some of these books aren’t actually out yet, but you can preorder them. If you’re like me, ordering books, and not just reading them, is something best and most systematically done in the summer…
Sorry no links in this list, but there is definitely enough info for you to get them, or cut/paste into an email to your friendly law librarian! Yes, Yemisi, this means you.
Abbey, Ruth (August 2011). The Return of Feminist Liberalism. McGill-Queen’s University Press
Adams, Mary Louise (February 2011). Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport. More >
Find the next book club book here.
Kim Brooks is, I think, getting the last word on this book – unless some of you out there have something to add (I would love to hear from you if you have a moment – or just put your thoughts in the comments here). I’ll try to do a wrap up next week and then we’re on to the next book!
Kim Brooks probably needs little introduction on this blog. Suffice it to say that given her energy level, it More >
Maneesha Deckha from UVic sends us her thoughts. Maneesha’s also going to be featured on the blog in the next week or so, since she was tagged by Daphne Gilbert in Daphne’s profile, so here is a link to Maneesha’s UVic page for now. Maneesha’s take on the book is different from mine – and made me realise how sometimes reading critically can mean you miss as much as you gain. I lost so many of the moments Maneesha describes in my More >