Friday, May 26, 2023
Book The Cambridge Companion to Gender and the Law Asks To What Extent is the Legal Subject Gendered
Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez & Ruth Rubio-Marín, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Gender and the Law (Cambridge U. Press 2023)
To what extent is the legal subject gendered? Using illustrative examples from a range of jurisdictions and thematically organised chapters, this volume offers a comprehensive consideration of this question. With a systematic, accessible approach, it argues that law and gender work to co-produce the legal subject. Cumulatively, the volume's chapters provide a systematic evaluation of the key facets of the legal subject: the corporeal, the functional and the communal. Exploring aspects of the legal subject from the ways in which it is sexed and sexualised to its national and familial dimensions, this volume develops a complete account of the various processes through which legal orders produce gendered subjects. Across its chapters, each theoretically ambitious in its own right, this volume outlines how the law not only acts on the social world, but genders it.