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Global Feminist Ethics

Edited by Rebecca Whisnant and Peggy DesAutels - Contributions by Lynne S. Arnault; Bat-Ami Bar On; Alyssa R. Bernstein; Victoria Davion; Marilyn Fischer; Virginia Held; Peter Higgins; Sabrina Hom; Audra King; James L. Nelson; Serena Parekh; April Shaw and Joan Tronto

This volume is fourth in the series of annuals created under the auspices of The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST). It includes papers by philosophers offering cutting-edge feminist perspectives on ethical issues of global and transnational significance. Feminist approaches to global issues address a great many questions that grip people who are not philosophers, nor even necessarily feminists. These questions include: What are the obligations of global citizenship? How must our concepts of caring, and of human rights, be modified or expanded when applied in a global context? What approach to peacekeeping, if any, underwrites effective peacekeeping missions? Who counts as poor, and who does not? What emotions can motivate sustained, ethical, and effective political action? The topics covered herein-from peacekeeping and terrorism, to sex trafficking and women's paid labor, to poverty and religious fundamentalism-are vital to women and to feminist movements throughout the world. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 300Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7425-5910-3 • Hardback • November 2007 • $92.00 • (£65.00)
978-0-7425-5911-0 • Paperback • August 2010 • $35.00 • (£23.95)
978-0-7425-8184-5 • eBook • November 2007 • $33.00 • (£22.95)
Peggy DesAutels is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Dayton. She is coeditor of three other books, including Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rebecca Whisnant is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Dayton. She is coeditor of Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography, as well as several articles and chapters in edited collections.
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Part 1:Women's Activities, Responsibilities, and Identities
Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Exporting Childbirth
Chapter 4 Chapter 2:Housekeepers and Nannies in the Homework Economy: On the Morality and Politics of Paid Housework
Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Gender Identity and The Ethics of Care in Globalized Society
Part 6 Part 2:Addressing Hunger and Poverty
Chapter 7 Chapter 4:Caring Globally: Jane Addams, World War One, and International Hunger
Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Food Fights: A Feminist Perspective
Chapter 9 Chapter 6:What is Poverty?
Part 10 Part 3:Persons and States
Chapter 11 Chapter 7:Nussbaum versus Rawls: Should Feminist Human Rights Advocates Reject the Law of Peoples?
Chapter 12 Chapter 8: When Being Human Isn't Enough: Reflections on Women's Human Rights
Chapter 13 Chapter 9: "A Woman's Body is Like a Foreign Country": Thinking About National and Bodily Sovereignty
Part 14 Part 4:Political and Religious Conflict
Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Is Peacekeeping Care Work? A Feminist Reflection on "The Responsibility to Protect"
Chapter 16 Chapter 11:From Hegelian Terror to Everyday Courage
Chapter 17 Chapter 12:Praying for a Godly Fumigation: Disgust and the New Christian Right