Barron's complaint: A response to "feminism, aestheticism and the limits of law"

Peter Goodrich

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In academic contexts, it is always likely that an author who criticises another's work - in a book review, or an article - will know the other author personally. They may well be friends. Reflecting upon the intimacy of the public sphere, this article responds to the tone of a recent critique of the style and politics of postmodern jurisprudence. Questions of style, tone and scriptural face are an unconventional point of entry into a discussion of feminism, aesthetics and law. It is argued here that these issues are intrinsic to the embodiment of theory that Barron proposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-170
Number of pages22
JournalFeminist Legal Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Aesthetics
  • Critique
  • Images
  • Intimate laws
  • Kant
  • Public sphere
  • Reformation
  • Tone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies


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