The potential for new materialist justice via Nordic feminist perspectives of law

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Abstract

The Nordic feminist perspectives in law have traditionally been relatively successful in advocating, and effectuating, a feminist perspective of justice both within law and the society. However, Nordic feminist perspectives of law have at least to some degree, at this stage been limited to questions of equality between men and women and to the production of justice within the boundaries of the nation-state. In this article, I take the challenge upon myself of elaborating the notion of justice advanced by new materialist theory as a means to infuse the Nordic feminist perspective in, and on, law. This is pursued by reading new materialist theory and Nordic feminist perspectives of law against each other. In sum, the reading suggests that a focus on new materialist justice could be used to infuse Nordic feminist legal perspectives on justice by both shifting the understanding of law, and justice, as well as its contextual focus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalNordic Journal on Law and Society
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 22

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Law and Society

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