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Love S Labor

Author : Eva Feder Kittay
ISBN : 9781136640094
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Socializing Care

Author : Maurice Hamington
ISBN : 9781461643432
Genre : Philosophy
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Contributors to this volume demonstrate how the ethics of care factors into a variety of social policies and institutions, and can indeed be useful in thinking about a number of different social problems. Divided into two sections, the first looks at care as a model for an evaluative framework that rethinks social institutions, liberal society, and citizenship at a basic conceptual level. The second explores care values in the context of specific social practices or settings, as a framework that should guide thinking.

Confronting Postmaternal Thinking

Author : Julie Stephens
ISBN : 9780231520560
Genre : Social Science
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There is a deep cultural anxiety around public expressions of maternalism and the application of maternal values to society as a whole. Julie Stephens examines why postmaternal thinking has become so influential in recent decades and why there has been a growing unease with maternal forms of subjectivity and maternalist perspectives. In moving beyond policy definitions, which emphasize the priority given to women's claims as employees over their political claims as mothers, Stephens details an elaborate process of cultural forgetting that has accompanied this repudiation of the maternal. Reclaiming an alternative feminist position through an investigation of oral history, life narratives, Web blogs, and other rich and varied sources, Stephens confronts the core claims of postmaternal thought and challenges dominant representations of feminism as having forgotten motherhood. Deploying the interpretive framework of memory studies, she examines the political structures of forgetting surrounding the maternal and the weakening of nurture and care in the public domain. She views the promotion of an illusory, self-sufficient individualism as a form of social unmothering that is profoundly connected to this ethos. In rejecting both traditional maternalism and the new postmaternalism, Stephens challenges prevailing paradigms and makes way for an alternative feminist maternalism centering on a politics of care.

The Feminist Philosophy Reader

Author : Alison Bailey
ISBN : 0073407399
Genre : Social Science
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The most comprehensive anthology of feminist philosophy available, this first edition reader brings together over 55 of the most influential and time-tested works to have been published in the field of feminist philosophy. Featuring perspectives from across the philosophical spectrum, and from an array of different cultural vantage points, it displays the incredible range, diversity, and depth of feminist writing on fundamental issues, from the early second wave to the present.

Mother Troubles

Author : Julia E. Hanigsberg
ISBN : 0807067873
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A collection of essays covering topics such as adoption, work, abuse, divorces, and lesbian mothers

The Ethics Of Care

Author : Virginia Held
ISBN : 9780199884551
Genre : Philosophy
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Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising alternative to the familiar moral theories that serve so inadequately to guide our lives. The ethics of care is only a few decades old, yet it is by now a distinct moral theory or normative approach to the problems we face. It is relevant to global and political matters as well as to the personal relations that can most clearly exemplify care. This book clarifies just what the ethics of care is: what its characteristics are, what it holds, and what it enables us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this moral approach and why the ethics of care can be a morality with universal appeal. Held examines what we mean by "care," and what a caring person is like. Where other moral theories demand impartiality above all, the ethics of care understands the moral import of our ties to our families and groups. It evaluates such ties, focusing on caring relations rather than simply on the virtues of individuals. The book proposes how such values as justice, equality, and individual rights can "fit together" with such values as care, trust, mutual consideration, and solidarity. In the second part of the book, Held examines the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues. She shows how the ethics of care is more promising than Kantian moral theory and utilitarianism for advice on how expansive, or not, markets should be, and on when other values than market ones should prevail. She connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and considers the limits appropriate for the language of rights. Finally, she shows the promise of the ethics of care for dealing with global problems and seeing anew the outlines of international civility.

Feminist Periodicals

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017265825
Genre : Feminism
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Gender And Rights

Author : Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN : 0754623572
Genre : Social Science
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Part of a series examining philosophical, political, and legal concepts of rights and systems of rights articulation, interpretation, protection, and enforcement, this volume is dedicated to issues arising from the intersection of gender and rights. Editors Rhode (Stanford Law School) and Sanger (Columbia U. School of Law) present 28 essays under t

Die Macht Der Geschlechternormen Und Die Grenzen Des Menschlichen

Author : Judith Butler
ISBN : 3518295896
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Herr Und Knecht

Author : Hannes Kuch
ISBN : 9783593399706
Genre : Philosophy
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Auf der Grundlage von Hegels Denkfigur erweitert Hannes Kuch die Anerkennungstheorie um die Kategorie der Macht: Mit der Figur von Herr und Knecht entpuppt sich das Streben nach Macht als Streben nach Anerken­nung. Die Analyse der Macht im Horizont von Würdigung und Entwürdigung führt zu einem neuen Konzept der symbolischen Macht, das im Anschluss an die Transfor­mationen von »Herr und Knecht« in der französischen Philosophie, in feministischen und postkolonialen Studien sowie in der Historiographie der Sklaverei ausgearbeitet wird.

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