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John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women is a landmark work both in the long history of women's struggles for political, legal, economic, and personal equality, and in the shorter history of rigorous intellectual analyses of women's subordination. One of the lasting legacies of Mill's The Subjection of Women is its careful argument for the need for justice at both the 'public' and the 'private' levels, which requires changes at the domestic level that are as radical in the 21st century as they were in the 19th....
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Mill's The Subjection of Women: Critical Essays

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Overview

John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women is a landmark work both in the long history of women's struggles for political, legal, economic, and personal equality, and in the shorter history of rigorous intellectual analyses of women's subordination. One of the lasting legacies of Mill's The Subjection of Women is its careful argument for the need for justice at both the 'public' and the 'private' levels, which requires changes at the domestic level that are as radical in the 21st century as they were in the 19th. The essays collected in this critical edition represent a variety of interpretations both of the kind of feminism Mill represents and of the specific arguments he offers in The Subjection of Women including their lexical ordering and relative merit. Each selection is preceded by a brief and useful summary of the author's position, intended to assist readers encountering the material for the first time
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461640141
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/17/2005
  • Series: Critical Essays on the Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 2 MB

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Maria H. Morales is associate professor of philosophy at Florida State University.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Acknowledgments
Chapter 3 John Stuart Mill's Liberal Feminism
Chapter 4 John Stuart Mill, Radical Feminist
Chapter 5 Mill and The Subjection of Women
Chapter 6 The Corrupting Influence of Power
Chapter 7 John Stuart Mill's Feminism: The Subjection of Women and the Improvement of Mankind
Chapter 8 Mill on Women and Human Development
Chapter 9 Marital Slavery and Friendship: John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women
Chapter 10 The Marriage of True Minds: The Ideal of Marriage in the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill
Chapter 11 John Stuart Mill on Androgyny and Ideal Marriage
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