Meditations on Modern Political Thought: Masculine/Feminine Themes from Luther to Arendt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271008646
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2001
  • Series: Women and Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Bethke Elshtain is Centennial Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and author of several books, including Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought (1981) and Women and War (1987).

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Table of Contents


Preface: On Writing This Text ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1. Introduction: On Reading This Text 1

2. Luther's Two Kingdoms and the Eclipse of the Female [Mater Ecclesiae] 5

3. Kant and Rational Politics: Woman as a Suspect Category 21

4. Rousseau Redux: Bodies Social and Political 37

5. Feminism and Citizenship: Liberalism and Its Discontents 55

6. Self/Other, Citizen/State: G. W. F. Hegel and Jane Addams 71

7. Freud and the Therapeutic Society: Homo Politicus or Homo Psychologicus? 85

8. War and Political Discourse: From Machiavelli to Arendt 103

9. A Concluding Chapter That Doesn't 115

Bibliography 119

Index 127

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