Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought / Edition 2

Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought / Edition 2

by Jean Bethke Elshtain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691024766

ISBN-13: 9780691024769

Pub. Date: 03/08/1993

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Focusing on the Western philosophical tradition and the work of contemporary feminists, Jean Elshtain explores the general tendency to assert the primacy of the public world--the political sphere dominated by men--and to denigrate the private world--the familial sphere dominated by women. She offers her own positive reconstruction of the public and the private in a

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Focusing on the Western philosophical tradition and the work of contemporary feminists, Jean Elshtain explores the general tendency to assert the primacy of the public world--the political sphere dominated by men--and to denigrate the private world--the familial sphere dominated by women. She offers her own positive reconstruction of the public and the private in a feminist theory that reaffirms the importance of the family and envisions an "ethical polity."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691024769
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/08/1993
Edition description:
Second edition with a New afterword by the author
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.07(d)

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