Feminism: a consequence of individualism in the West?

Joachim Herrera

Joachim Herrera is a Ph.D. candidate in Law, working under the supervision of Professor Louis Assier-Andrieu and Professor Christophe Jamin. His research focuses on the intersection of law, anthropology and economics. He examines in particular how economic and algorithmic reasoning affects legal rationality and normativity.

Feminism: a consequence of individualism in the West?

While most non-Western societies tend to value the whole more than the parts, the West’s value-system has historically transitioned from holistic to individualistic. Feminism, although not a homogenous movement, holds that women must be recognized as equal with men and allowed to fulfill identical roles in society.The law meets most of such demands in the West, but feminism does encounter opposition grounded in custom and religion holding that, for society to last over time, men and women need to be differentiated in their roles. Can such opposition be framed in terms of holistic structures resisting a consequence of individualism? 

Event details
Date: 
Mardi, 15 Mai, 2018 - 15:00 - 17:00
Lieu: 
Sciences Po Law School - 13, rue de l’Université - Paris 7ème - Salle 410T (4th floor - Meeting Room)
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