Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy

Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy

by Iris Marion Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691012008

ISBN-13: 9780691012001

Pub. Date: 07/07/1997

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Iris Marion Young is known for her ability to connect theory to public policy and practical politics in ways easily understood by a wide range of readers. This collection of essays, which extends her work on feminist theory, explores questions such as the meaning of moral respect and the ways individuals relate to social collectives, together with timely issues

Overview

Iris Marion Young is known for her ability to connect theory to public policy and practical politics in ways easily understood by a wide range of readers. This collection of essays, which extends her work on feminist theory, explores questions such as the meaning of moral respect and the ways individuals relate to social collectives, together with timely issues like welfare reform, same-sex marriage, and drug treatment for pregnant women. One of the many goals of Intersecting Voices is to energize thinking in those areas where women and men are still deprived of social justice.

Essays on the social theory of groups, communication across difference, alternative principles for family law, exclusion of single mothers from full citizenship, and the ambiguous value of home lead to questions important for rethinking policy. How can women be conceptualized as a single social collective when there are so many differences among them? What spaces of discourse are required for the full inclusion of women and cultural minorities in public discussion? Can the conceptual and practical link between self-sufficiency and citizenship that continues to relegate some people to second-class status be broken? How could legal institutions be formed to recognize the actual plurality of family forms? In formulating such questions and the answers to them, Young draws upon ideas from both Anglo-American and Continental philosophers, including Seyla Benhabib, Joshua Cohen, Luce Irigaray, Susan Okin, William Galston, Simone de Beauvoir, and Michel Foucault.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691012001
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/07/1997
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Ch. IGender as Seriality: Thinking about Women as a Social Collective12
Ch. IIAsymmetrical Reciprocity: On Moral Respect, Wonder, and Enlarged Thought38
Ch. IIICommunication and the Other: Beyond Deliberative Democracy60
Ch. IVPunishment, Treatment, Empowerment: Three Approaches to Policy for Pregnant Addicts75
Ch. VReflections on Families in the Age of Murphy Brown: On Justice, Gender, and Sexuality95
Ch. VIMothers, Citizenship, and Independence: A Critique of Pure Family Values114
Ch. VIIHouse and Home: Feminist Variations on a Theme134
Notes165
Index187

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