Italian Family Matters

Women, Politics and Legal Reform

  • Lesley¬†Caldwell

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Lesley Caldwell
    Pages 1-6
  3. Lesley Caldwell
    Pages 7-27
  4. Lesley Caldwell
    Pages 51-68
  5. Lesley Caldwell
    Pages 69-86
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    Pages 87-101
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    Pages 102-119
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    Pages 120-123
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 124-163

About this book


Italian Family Matters examines the debates and political priorities that led to significant changes in the law and its relation to women and the family in postwar Italy. Informed by the feminist debates on these issues, it shows that both the need for and the limits to the demand for equality before the law can be used to show what a different ordering of the relations between the sexes could mean.


development divorce family Italy politics quality reform women work

Authors and affiliations

  • Lesley¬†Caldwell
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesThames PolytechnicLondonUK

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