Feminist Social Thought: A Reader / Edition 1

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Editorial Reviews

Brings together key articles in feminist ethics and social-political theory, highlighting prominent concerns in contemporary feminist scholarship and the advances that feminist philosophers have made. The articles are organized around seven topics: constructions of gender; figurations of women/women as figuration; subjectivity, agency, and feminist critique; social identity, solidarity, and political engagement; care and its critics; and women, equality, and justice. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415915373
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 772
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Tietjens Meyers is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She is the author of Inalienable Rights: A Defense (1986), Women and Moral Theory (1987), Self, Society and Personal Choice (1989), Kindred Matters: Rethinking the Philosophy of the Family (1993), and Subjection and Subjectivity: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Moral Philosophy (Routledge, 1994).

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Table of Contents

Feminist Social Thought: A Reader - Editor's Introduction 1
1 Gender, Relation, and Difference in Psychoanalytic Perspective 7
2 Is Male Gender Identity the Cause of Male Domination? 21
3 On Conceiving Motherhood and Sexuality: A Feminist Materialist Approach 38
4 Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: An Agenda for Theory 64
5 Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power 92
6 Excerpt from Gender Trouble 112
7 Social Criticism without Philosophy: An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism 131
8 Playfulness, "World"-Travelling, and Loving Perception 147
9 Woman: The One and the Many 160
10 Race, Class, and Psychoanalysis? Opening Questions 180
11 Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory 199
12 Multiple Jeopardy, Multiple Consciousness: The Context of a Black Feminist Ideology 219
13 Beyond Racism and Misogyny: Black Feminism and 2 Live Crew 245
14 Woman as Metaphor 264
15 Maleness, Metaphor, and the "Crisis" of Reason 286
16 Stabat Mater 302
17 And the One Doesn't Stir Without the Other 320
18 Mirrors and Windows: An Essay on Empty Signs, Pregnant Meanings, and Women's Power 331
19 Though This Be Method, Yet There Is Madness in It: Paranoia and Liberal Epistemology 341
20 Feminism and Objective Interests: The Role of Transformation Experiences in Rational Deliberation 368
21 Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology 384
22 Some Reflections on Separatism and Power 406
23 Glancing at Pornography: Recognizing Men 415
24 The Family Romance: A Fin-de-Siecle Tragedy 440
25 The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism 461
26 Sisterhood: Political Solidarity between Women 484
27 A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s 501
28 Feminism, Citizenship, and Radical Democratic Politics 532
29 In a Different Voice: Women's Conceptions of Self and Morality 547
30 Maternal Thinking 583
31 Trust and Antitrust 604
32 Feminism and Moral Theory 630
33 Gender and Moral Luck 646
34 Beyond Caring: The De-Moralization of Gender 664
35 Gender and the Complexity of Moral Voices 680
36 The Equality Crisis: Some Reflections on Culture, Courts, and Feminism 695
37 Reconstructing Sexual Equality 714
38 The Generalized and the Concrete Other: The Kohlberg-Gilligan Controversy and Moral Theory 735
39 Deconstructing Equality-Versus-Difference: Or, the Uses of Poststructuralist Theory for Feminism 757
Permissions Acknowledgments 771
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