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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1386-1401
JournalOñati Socio-legal Series
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2018


This article lays out the inner workings of the new Scottish Feminist Judgments Project (SFJP). Against the backdrop of our discussions at the FJPs meeting in Oñati, May 2017, it considers the ways in which the SJP has evolved, including the interdisciplinary methodological and theoretical choices that have shaped the project so far. The SFJP is part of a collective and collaborative endeavour that forms part of a critical mass strategy for change. It also offers its own unique insights into the ways that issues such as national identity, as well as gender, can influence the extent to which feminist voices can challenge the legal cultures and traditions in a particular jurisdiction, and even our understanding of feminism itself. Although FJPs are only one way of challenging legal orthodoxy, they offer an opportunity for wide scale collective activism and critique across different legal jurisdictions and cultures that could help to bring legal cultural change.

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  • feminism, judgment, national identity, art, theatre of the oppressed, legal culture

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