L’invenzione della donna: La cultura di genere

  title={L’invenzione della donna: La cultura di genere},
  author={Verena Stolcke and Paola Mancosu},
The gender concept is in crisis. As feminist scholars have shown, gender relations constitute a basic structuring principle in any society, open to change. Since the nineties certainties about the social construction and meaning of gender relations have, however, been eroded. This article presents a semantic genealogy of the controversial gender concept since Simone de Beauvoir’s celebrated dictum «biology is not destiny». I discover the irony that the term gender in actual fact has its origin… CONTINUE READING