Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=952559
 


 



Feminism and Disciplinarity: The Curl of the Petals


Carol Sanger


Columbia Law School


Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 27, p. 225, 1993-1994

Abstract:     
In this Symposium, feminism has been invited to take a place alongside such well-established disciplines as history, philosophy, and economics in a consolidated exploration of interdisciplinary approaches to law. While sincerely extended - the feminist entry is not the only one that women are writing - and generously unbounded as to scope, ... the invitation raises what for many is a prior question: Is feminism a discipline at all?

As the feminist delegate to this interdisciplinary Symposium, I have therefore taken as my initial task consideration of the issue implicit in the invitation: feminism's credentials as a discipline. I explore the contours and curl of feminism's petals in the context of the traditional criteria used to bestow disciplinary status on a subject, thus qualifying it for subsequent interdisciplinary adventures. My aim, however, is less to come up with an imperial thumbs up or thumbs down on feminism as a discipline than to think hard about the definition, authority, and functions of disciplinarity in relation to feminism.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 44

Keywords: feminism, discipline, law

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: December 20, 2006  

Suggested Citation

Sanger, Carol, Feminism and Disciplinarity: The Curl of the Petals. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 27, p. 225, 1993-1994. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=952559

Contact Information

Carol Sanger (Contact Author)
Columbia Law School ( email )
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States
212-854-5478 (Phone)
212-854-7946 (Fax)
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 327
Downloads: 46

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo6 in 0.265 seconds