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Women's Work As Political Art

Women's Work As Political Art

by Lisa Pace Vetter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739110632

ISBN-13: 9780739110638

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

"Women's Work" as Political Art traces the evolution of weaving as metaphor in Homer's Odyssey, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, and Plato's Statesman and Phaedo. This figurative technique represents a dialectical approach to politics that combines disparate individuals within a greater community through philosophic inquiry. Expanding on feminist theorists such as Martha

Overview

"Women's Work" as Political Art traces the evolution of weaving as metaphor in Homer's Odyssey, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, and Plato's Statesman and Phaedo. This figurative technique represents a dialectical approach to politics that combines disparate individuals within a greater community through philosophic inquiry. Expanding on feminist theorists such as Martha Nussbaum, Lisa Pace Vetter argues that in these works, the metaphor of the traditionally feminine art of weaving conveys complex and inclusive teachings that address the concerns of women more effectively than commonly believed. This book offers valuable insight to scholars of political theory, gender studies, and classics alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739110638
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Situating Plato's Dialectical politics in Contemporary Debates Chapter 4 Penelope's Dialectical Weavings in Homer's Odyssey Chapter 5 Homespun Statesmanship and Political Peace in Aristophanes' Lysistrata Chapter 6 The Unraveling of Philosophy and Political Life in Plato's Statesman Chapter 7 The Socratic Interweaving of Philosophy and Politics in Plato's Phaedo Chapter 8 Conclusion

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