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    Up Against the Property Logic of Equality Law: Conservative Christian Accommodation Claims and Gay Rights. [REVIEW]Davina Cooper & Didi Herman - 2013 - Feminist Legal Studies 21 (1):61-80.
    This paper explores conservative Christian demands that religious-based objections to providing services to lesbians and gay men should be accommodated by employers and public bodies. Focusing on a series of court judgments, alongside commentators’ critical accounts, the paper explores the dominant interpretation of the conflict as one involving two groups with deeply held, competing interests, and suggests this interpretation can be understood through a social property framework. The paper explores how religious beliefs and sexual orientation are attachments whose power has (...)
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    `Well, You Go There to Get Off': Visiting Feminist Care Ethics Through a Women's Bathhouse.Davina Cooper - 2007 - Feminist Theory 8 (3):243-262.
    This paper examines normative feminist care scholarship through the lens of a sexual bathhouse. At first glance, a space dedicated to casual sexual pleasure seems at odds with feminist care. Drawing on the Toronto Women's Bathhouse as a case study, this paper argues that bathhouse spaces can exemplify feminist care norms. At the same time, as a casual sexual space oriented towards personal autonomy, carefree conduct, and self-care, TWB also challenges certain feminist care assumptions. Drawing on these challenges, in the (...)
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    Bringing the State Up Conceptually: Forging a Body Politics Through Anti-Gay Christian Refusal.Davina Cooper - 2015 - Feminist Theory 16 (1):87-107.
    If how the state is imagined shapes social and political action, the politics of state imagining provides an important site for progressive reflection. Arguing that conceptual approaches which support critique may not necessarily prove the best frameworks for supporting change, this article takes a left poststructuralist conception as its starting point to explore the place of conflicting interests, beliefs and affect in the make-up of the state and in shaping its enactment within civil society. Seeking to re-imagine state form in (...)
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    Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen: Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite.Davina Cooper - 2022 - Feminist Legal Studies 30 (2):251-254.
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    Reimagining Gender Through Equality Law: What Legal Thoughtways Do Religion and Disability Offer?Flora Renz & Davina Cooper - 2022 - Feminist Legal Studies 30 (2):129-155.
    British equality law protections for sex and gender reassignment have grown fraught as activists tussle over legal and social categories of gender, gender transitioning, and sex. This article considers the future of gender-related equality protections in relation to ‘decertification’—an imagined reform that would detach sex and gender from legal personhood. One criticism of decertification is that de-formalising gender membership would undermine equality law protections. This article explores how gender-based equality law could operate in conditions of decertification, drawing on legal thoughtways (...)
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    Against the Current: Social Pathways and the Pursuit of Enduring Change. [REVIEW]Davina Cooper - 2001 - Feminist Legal Studies 9 (2):119-148.
    Radical innovations and practices frequentlyfind themselves in an inhospitable environment,struggling against the gravitational force ofdominant norms, practices and relations. Thispaper explores the problems radical changeconfronts in its attempts to become sustainable.Against the postmodern valorisation of thetransient and ephemeral, the paper argues forthe importance of routinisation and repetitionin the process of creating and sustainingchange. A metaphor of social pathways isdeveloped to explore how new routines arecreated through de jure (governance) andde facto (usage) means. The paper arguesthat, in contrast to governance, the (...)
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  7. Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen: Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite: Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2021, ISBN: 9780691182537. [REVIEW]Davina Cooper - 2022 - Feminist Legal Studies 30 (2):251-254.
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    Enacting Counter-States Through Play.Davina Cooper - 2016 - Contemporary Political Theory 15 (4):453-461.
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    Reading the State as a Multi-Identity Formation: The Touch and Feel of Equality Governance. [REVIEW]Davina Cooper - 2011 - Feminist Legal Studies 19 (1):3-25.
    How does a sense of touch, figuratively and practically, get deployed within equality governance, and to what questions and ways of thinking about the state does this direct us? Taking 2009–2010 as a snap-shot moment in the development of British equality reform—the year leading up to passage of the Equality Act 2010—this article explores the relationship between touch (the haptic) and equality governance from three angles. First, how have governmental bodies used touch language and imagery, including in geometrical representations of (...)
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    On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. By Sara Ahmed.Davina Cooper - 2014 - British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (1):78-81.
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    Possessive Attachments: Identity Beliefs, Equality Law and the Politics of State Play.Davina Cooper - 2018 - Theory, Culture and Society 35 (2):115-135.
    One feature of the neo/liberal possessive self is the propertied character of certain beliefs: treated as belonging to those who hold them, recognized and supported in acting on the world, and protected. While an ownership paradigm predates anti-discrimination and human rights regimes, these regimes have consolidated and extended the propertied status of certain identity beliefs in ways that naturalize and siloize them. But if beliefs’ propertied character is politically problematic, can it be unsettled and reformed? This paper considers one possible (...)
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  12. Auchmuty, Rosemary, 263 Biggs, Hazel, 171 Burton, Mandy, 247 Chaplin, Sue, 199.Man Chung Chiu, Davina Cooper, A. Diduck, Katherine Doolin, Peter Goodrich, Daphna Hacker, Catherine Hobby, K. Keywood, Katherine O’Donovan & Erika Rackley - 2001 - Feminist Legal Studies 9 (275).
     
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    Intimate Public Practices: A Methodological Challenge.Davina Cooper - 2009 - Feminist Theory 10 (3):275-279.
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