Journal Title

St. John's Law Review





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Document Type

Book Review

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aking All the Difference, by Martha Minow, promised to render the multiple differences of race, gender, disability, and orientation, part of a whole discourse on difference. In this, the book is a success. Yet, the contradiction which Minow’s ideas play with her genre is bothersome. It is not that her way of writing is not valuable. Minow is remarkably lucid. But what she names at the outset—a relational approach, with a sensitivity to boundaries—she does not deliver. That conundrum, and why it seems to be—but is not—the unavoidable dilemma of the gifted female scholar in law today, is worth investigating.

Recommended Citation

Emily Fowler Hartigan, “Make the Ring in Your Mind” (book review), 65 St. John’s L. Rev. 1271 (2012).

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