Feminism And Philosophy

Feminism And Philosophy : Essential Readings In Theory, Reinterpretation, And Application

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The past twenty years have seen an explosion of work by feminist philosophers and several surveys of this work have documented the richness of the many different ways of doing feminist philosophy. But this major new anthology is the first broad and inclusive selection of the most important work in this field.There are many unanswered questions about the future of feminist philosophy. Which of the many varieties of feminist philosophy will last, and which will fade away? What kinds of accommodations will be possible with mainstream non-feminist philosophy? Which will separate themselves and flourish on their own? To what extent will feminists change the topics philosophers address? To what extent will they change the very way in which philosophy is done?However these questions are answered, it is clear that feminist philosophy is having and will continue to have a major impact on the discipline of philosophy. This volume is the first to allow the scholar, the student, and other interested readers to sample this diverse literature and to ponder these questions for themselves.Organized around nine traditional ?types? of feminist philosophy, Feminism and Philosophy is an imaginatively edited volume that will stimulate readers to explore many new pathways to understanding. It marks a defining moment in feminist philosophy, and it will be an essential text for philosophers and for feminist theorists in many other fields.
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  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29.72mm | 771.11g
  • Westview Press Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0813322138
  • 9780813322131
  • 2,409,388

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Feminism philosophy has had a powerful impact not just on philosophy but on other disciplines as well. This imaginatively edited anthology enables readers to sample this literature widely and to trace the breadth and the depth of its influence.
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Table of contents

Liberal Feminist Perspectives * The Sexual Politics of the New Right: Understanding the Crisis of Liberalism for the 1980s Zillah R. Eisenstein. * Early Liberal Roots of Feminism: John Locke and the Attack on Patriarchy Melissa A. Butler. * The Moral Significance of Birth Mary Anne Warren. Marxist Feminist Perspectives * The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism Nancy C.M. Hartsock. * Reproducing Marxist Man Mary OBrien. * The Family as the Locus of Gender, Class, and Political Struggle: The Example of Housework Heidi I. Hartmann. Radical Feminist Persepctives * Sexuality, Pornography, and Method: Pleasure Under Patriarchy Catharine A. MacKinnon. * To Be and Be Seen: The Politics of Reality Marilyn Frye. * Moral Revolution: From Antagonism to Cooperation Sarah Lucia Hoagland. Psychoanalytic Feminist Perspectives * Family Structure and Feminine Personality Nancy Chodorow. * Political Philosophy and the Patriarchal Unconsciousness: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Epistemology and Metaphysics Jane Flax. * Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and the Heterosexual Imperative Shirley Nelson Garner. Socialist Feminist Perspectives * Life Without Father: Reconsidering Socialist-Feminist Theory Barbara Ehrenriech. * Whats Critical About Critical Theory? The Case of Habermas and Gender Nancy Fraser. * The Politics of Socialist Feminism Alison M. Jaggar. Anarcha Feminist And Ecological Feminist Perspectives * Anarchism and Feminism Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Martha Ackelsberg, and Shawn Pyne. * Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and the Nature/Culture Dualism Ynestra King. * Bureaucracy and Public Life: The Femininiznation of the Polity Kathy E. Ferguson. Phenomenological Feminist Perspectives * Toward a Phenomenology of Feminist Consciousness Sandra Lee Bartky. * Pregnant Embodiment: Subjectivity and Alienation Iris Marion Young. * Breast Cancer: Power Versus Prosthesis Audre Lorde. Postmodern Feminist Perspectives * Cultural Feminism Versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory Linda Alcoff. * Sorcerer Love: A Reading of Platos Symposium, Diotimas Speech Luce Irigaray, translated by Eleanor H. Kuykendall. * Reading the Slender Body Susan Bordo. Perspectives On The Intersections Of Race, Class, And Gender * Have We Got a Theory for You! Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism, and the Demand for The Womans Voice Mara C. Lugones and Elizabeth V. Spelman. * Race, Class, and Psychoanalysis? Opening Questions Elizabeth Abel. * The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought Patricia Hill Collins.
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About Nancy Tuana

Nancy Tuana is professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Woman and the History of Philosophy and The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature, and editor of Feminism and Science and Feminist Interpretations of Plato.Rosemarie Tong is a Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and centre for Professional Applied Ethics at the University of North Carolina.
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