Gender in Philosophy and Law

  • Laura Palazzani

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Law book series (BRIEFSLAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Laura Palazzani
    Pages 35-58
  3. Laura Palazzani
    Pages 59-72
  4. Laura Palazzani
    Pages 73-103
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 105-116

About this book


This book is an introductory systematic framework in the complex and interdisciplinary sex/gender debate, focusing on philosophy of law.The volume analyses the different theories that have dealt with the gender category, highlighting the conceptual premises and the arguments of the most influential theories in the debate, which have had repercussions on the field of the ethical and juridical debate (with reference to intersexuality, transsexualism, transgender, homosexuality). The aim is to offer a sort of conceptual orientation in the complexity of the debate, in an effort to identify the various aspects and development processes of  the theories, so as to highlight the conceptual elements of the theorisations to grasp the problem areas within them. It is therefore an overall synthetic and also explicative analysis, but not only explicative: the aim is to outline the arguments supporting the different theories and the counter-arguments too, for the purpose of proposing categories to weigh up the elements and to take one’s own critical stance, with a methodological style that is neither descriptive nor prescriptive, but critical. ​      


Core Gender Identity D. Haraway: Cyborgs Dialectic Of The Sexes Equality/Difference and Sex/Gender European Legislations on Gender European Regulations on Gender Freud and the Theory of Gender Identity Freud's Contribution to Gender Identity From Equality/Difference to Sex/Gender Gender Between Equality ad Non Discrimination Gender Between Modern and Postmodern Gender as A Social Construction Gender as Cultural Construction Gender: From Theory to Law Identity ad Equality inSexual Difference Intersections of Gender J. Butler: Undoing Gender Oppression as a Matter of Gender Philosophical Paths of Feminism Post-Gender and Post-Queer Reasons For Sexual Binarism Sex Questions Nature and Culture Sex/Gender and a Cultural Construction Sex/Gender as a Social Construction Sexual Revolution T. De Lauretis: Sui Generis The Plasticity of Gender The Sexual Revolution Un-Doing Gender Women Are Like Men nternational Declarations and Provisions on Gender

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Palazzani
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty of LawLumsa University, RomeRomeItaly

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