Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

by Robin N. Fiore, Hilde Lindemann Nelson, Heidi Grasswick, Cressida J. Heyes, Cheryl L. Hughes
     
 

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Academic feminist philosophers analyze gender with respect to the ethical concepts of recognition, responsibility, and human rights and to the social and institutional practices that are shaped by those concepts. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Academic feminist philosophers analyze gender with respect to the ethical concepts of recognition, responsibility, and human rights and to the social and institutional practices that are shaped by those concepts. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Philosophy in Review
This collection is welcome. It offers an update on old chestnuts (e.g., subjectivity/politics), several vignettes of powerful feminist concepts being productively applied (e.g., relational autonomy), and a glimpse of exciting new feminist explorations (e.g., voice and global positioning). Like all good feminist philosophy, it offers a rich dialectic of conceptual revision and attention to particularity. And it demonstrates feminism's resilience and honest self-scrutiny. A great group of essays on current developments in feminist theory, politics, and ethics.
Virginia Held
Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights is an important collection of essays carrying forward the reconceptualizations of body, gender, human rights, globalization, and much else that feminist analyses have initiated. Many of the contributors are among the best doing this work.
Naomi Scheman
In addition to the considerable virtues of the individual essays, the volume as a whole is a demonstration and celebration of the maturity of feminist ethics, as shown both in the engagement of newer scholars in the field with the work of more established colleagues (many of whom are also represented here), and in the diverse engagements between theory and practice that help to move feminist ethics from the critical margins to the center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742514423
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Feminist Constructions Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Robin N. Fiore is assistant professor of philosophy at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and is associate faculty in the Comparative Studies Ph.D. Program for Public Intellectuals and in Women Studies. Hilde Lindemann Nelson is associate professor in the Philosophy Department at Michigan State University.

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