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

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"In political theory today, feminist theory is the area most alive with innovative and exciting work, and Iris Marion Young is one of the leading contributors to this development. In these essays, she shows how a feminist perspective can awaken us to new issues and transform familiar questions in both political theory and practical politics."--Joseph H. Carens, University of Toronto

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"In all of these essays, Young makes political theory into 'the art of the possible'. It is her great strength as a theorist that she is able to identify issues in both academic literature and the public mind that philosophers have construed too narrowly, or failed to address altogether. . . . Young is undoubtedly one of the more intelligently radical philosophers writing in the US."--Philosophy in Review
Philosophy in Review
In all of these essays, Young makes political theory into 'the art of the possible'. It is her great strength as a theorist that she is able to identify issues in both academic literature and the public mind that philosophers have construed too narrowly, or failed to address altogether. . . . Young is undoubtedly one of the more intelligently radical philosophers writing in the US.
Philosophy in Review

In all of these essays, Young makes political theory into 'the art of the possible'. It is her great strength as a theorist that she is able to identify issues in both academic literature and the public mind that philosophers have construed too narrowly, or failed to address altogether. . . . Young is undoubtedly one of the more intelligently radical philosophers writing in the US.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691012001
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 7/7/1997
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Ch. I Gender as Seriality: Thinking about Women as a Social Collective 12
Ch. II Asymmetrical Reciprocity: On Moral Respect, Wonder, and Enlarged Thought 38
Ch. III Communication and the Other: Beyond Deliberative Democracy 60
Ch. IV Punishment, Treatment, Empowerment: Three Approaches to Policy for Pregnant Addicts 75
Ch. V Reflections on Families in the Age of Murphy Brown: On Justice, Gender, and Sexuality 95
Ch. VI Mothers, Citizenship, and Independence: A Critique of Pure Family Values 114
Ch. VII House and Home: Feminist Variations on a Theme 134
Notes 165
Index 187
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