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Justice, Gender, and the Family
     

Justice, Gender, and the Family

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by Susan Moller Okin
 
Co-winner of the American Political Science Association's 1990 Victoria Schuck Award, given for the best book(s) published in 1989 on women and politics, this is the first feminist critique of modern political theory that in shows why and how in order to include all of us, theories of justice need to apply their standards to the family itself.

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Co-winner of the American Political Science Association's 1990 Victoria Schuck Award, given for the best book(s) published in 1989 on women and politics, this is the first feminist critique of modern political theory that in shows why and how in order to include all of us, theories of justice need to apply their standards to the family itself.

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Boston Globe
A tough, brilliant book...It doesn't let anybody get away with sexism.
Library Journal
Okin, also author of Women in Western Political Thought ( LJ 1/15/80), here is concerned with the lack of justice experienced by American women in both the public and private spheres. Lack of justice in the private sphere of gender-structured marriage leads to a lack of justice in the public sphere of the work place, the professions, and politics. Marriage makes women vulnerable due to the devaluation of human reproductive work and the persistence of a traditional division of labor within marriage. Divorce compounds the problem since it results in poverty for many women. This is a strong study of the contradictions in a democratic form of government, but Okin's recommendations lack analysis and are not fully linked to the political and economic arena. Recommended for undergraduate and graduate collections.-- Eleanor A. Schwab, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465037025
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Pages:
224

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Michael Walzer
"The first sustained faminist account of distributive justice....a splendid book."
Jane Mansbridge
"Should change the course of twentieth-century thinking about justice. After this book, no philosopher of stature will be able to write of justice without considering justice in the family. This book is genuinely path-breaking."

Meet the Author


Susan Moller Okin is a professor of politics at Stanford University.

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