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Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics

Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

Edited by Barbara S. Andrew; Jean Keller and Lisa H. Schwartzman - Contributions by Linda Martín Alcoff; Bat-Ami Bar On; Laura Cannon; Ann Ferguson; Marilyn Frye; Alison M. Jaggar; Alison Kafer; Jean Keller; Sarah Clark Miller; Michele Moody-Adams; Lisa Tessman and Shelley Wilcox

This collection breaks new ground in four key areas of feminist social thought: the sex/gender debates; challenges to liberalism/equality; feminist ethics; and feminist perspectives on global ethics and politics in the 21st century. Altogether, the essays provide an innovative look at feminist philosophy while making substantive contributions to current debates in gender theory, ethics, and political thought. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 264Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
978-0-7425-4268-6 • Hardback • March 2005 • $117.00 • (£75.00)
978-0-7425-4269-3 • Paperback • March 2005 • $44.00 • (£29.95)
978-0-7425-7991-0 • eBook • March 2005 • $41.00 • (£27.95)
Barbara S. Andrew is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Jean Clare Keller is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. Lisa H. Schwartzman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University.
Part 1 Part I: Rethinking Gender and Sexual Difference
Chapter 2 The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference
Chapter 3 Categories in Distress
Chapter 4 Butler, Sex/Gender, and a Postmodern Gender Theory
Part 5 Part II: Virtues and Their Costs
Chapter 6 The Burdened Virtues of Political Resistance
Chapter 7 Compassion: A Rebuttal of Nussbaum
Chapter 8 A Kantian Ethic of Care?
Part 9 Part III: Challenges to Feminism and Feminist Liberalism
Chapter 10 Hiking Boots and Wheelchairs: Ecofeminism, the Body, and Physical Disability
Chapter 11 A Feminist Critique of Nussbaum's Liberalism: Towards an Alternative Feminist Methodology
Chapter 12 Reclaiming the Ideal of Equality
Part 13 Part IV: Feminist Perspectives on Globalism, War, and Immigration
Chapter 14 Global Responsibility and Western Feminism
Chapter 15 Just (Decent? Mere?) War
Chapter 16 American Neonativism and Gendered Immigrant Exclusions
Chapter 17 Index
Chapter 18 About the Contributors
Chapter 19 Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: An Introduction
Feminist Interventions not only adds to the literatures in traditional areas of philosophical inquiry, such as metaphysics and value theory; it also shows how feminist thought continues to transform these areas, not only with new approaches to old questions, but with new questions as well. This book smartly and uniquely captures much of the evolution of feminist philosophy in North America over the past quarter century, illuminating some of the most significant disagreements among contemporary feminists. Finally, it contributes substantially and critically to the literature on feminist practice on three issues that have emerged as crucial for many contemporary feminist theorists and activists—essentialism, coalition, and resistance—while adding powerfully to the public discourse on globalization, terrorism, and war. Beautifully conceived, this is an extremely rich collection on feminist discourse as it is unfolding today. It is not to be missed.
Joan Callahan, University of Kentucky

. . . provides the reader with philosophical viewpoints that are especially innovative and ground-breaking. They open a wholly new dialog to which I expect many feminist and liberation theorists will want to contribute.
Shay Welch; Science Theory and Practice

Feminist Interventions is a timely collection, bringing together new voices with those of our most distinguished theorists. Revisiting enduring questions and posing new ones, it will be a mainstay of feminist philosophy courses.
Ellen K. Feder, American University