Benn, S.I. and Gaus, G.F. (1983) Public and Private in Social Life, London: Croom Helm.
(Collection of essays examining the public–private distinction in several contexts.)
Dallmeyer, D.G. (1993) ‘The Public/Private Distinction and its Impact on Women’, in part 2, Reconceiving Reality: Women and International Law, Studies in Transnational Legal Policy no. 25, American Society of International Law, 93–169.
(Discussion of feminist critiques of the public–private distinction in the context of international law.)
Lacey, N. (1993) ‘Theory into Practice? Pornography and the Public/Private Dichotomy’, in J.
Conaghan and A.
Bottomley (eds) Feminist Theory and Legal Strategy, Oxford: Blackwell; and special issue of Journal of Law and Society
(Contextualized feminist critique of the public–private distinction.)
Mill, J.S. (1859) ‘On the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual’, ch. 4, On Liberty.
(Classic liberal presentation of public–private distinction.)
Olsen, F. (1983) ‘The Family and the Market: A Study of Ideology and Legal Reform’, Harvard Law Review
(Elaborate critique of the public–private dichotomy.)
Olsen, F. (1993) ‘Constitutional Law: Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Dichotomy’, Constitutional Commentary
(Discussion of feminist critiques of the public–private distinction in the context of constitutional law.)
Pateman, C. (1983) ‘Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Dichotomy’, in S.I.
Benn. and G.F.
Gaus (eds) Public and Private in Social Life, London: Croom Helm.
(Demonstrating the centrality of patriarchalism to liberalism in the context of feminist critique of the public–private dichotomy.)
Pateman, C. (1988) The Sexual Contract, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
(Rich expansion and development of the argument expounded in Pateman 1983.)
Pennock, J.R. and Chapman, J.W. (1971) Nomos XIII: Privacy
New York: New York University Press.
(Classic, if dated, collection of essays on privacy.)
Schoeman, F. (1984) Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy: An Anthology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(Collection of essays on privacy from a philosophical perspective.)
Stone, L. (1977) The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500–1800.
(Controversial history of family in England.)
Symposium (1982) ‘The Public/Private Distinction’, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
(Critiques and defences of the public–private distinction in the context of law.)
Wacks, R. (1993) Privacy, The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Aldershot: Dartmouth Press, 2 vols.
(Collection of essays on privacy from the legal perspective.)
Warren, S. and Brandeis, L. (1890) ‘The Right to Privacy’, Harvard Law Review
(Classic argument in favour of recognition of the common-law right to privacy.)
Wiltshire, S.F. (1989) Public and Private in Virgil’s Aeneid, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.
(Study of the classical origins of the public–private dichotomy.)