At the Heart of Freedom: Feminism, Sex, and Equality

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How can women create a meaningful and joyous life for themselves? Is it enough to be equal with men? In this provocative and wide-ranging book, Drucilla Cornell argues that women should trancend the quest for equality and focus on what she shows is a far more radical project: achieving freedom.
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Political Theory - Gayle Binion
This work unabashedly focuses on the individual and stresses the freedom of each as a sexual being. . . A valuable study.
Political Theory
This work unabashedly focuses on the individual and stresses the freedom of each as a sexual being. . . A valuable study.
— Gayle Binion
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"This work unabashedly focuses on the individual and stresses the freedom of each as a sexual being. . . A valuable study."—Gayle Binion, Political Theory
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691028965
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/1998
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Imaginary Domain
Ch. 1 Introduction: Feminism, Justice, and Sexual Freedom 3
Ch. 2 Freed Up: Privacy, Sexual Freedom, and Liberty of Conscience 33
Ch. 3 Nature, Gender, and Equivalent Evaluation of Sexual Difference 66
Ch. 4 Adoption and Its Progeny: Rethinking Family Law, Gender, and Sexual Difference 96
Ch. 5 What and How Maketh a Father? Equality versus Conscription 131
Ch. 6 Troubled Legacies: Human Rights, Imperialism, and Women's Freedom 151
Ch. 7 Feminism, Utopianism, and the Role of the Ideal in Political Philosophy 174
Notes 187
Bibliography 233
Index 245
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