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Varieties of Feminist Liberalism by Amy R. Baehr

Although many feminist political philosophers reject the normative tradition of liberalism, Baehr (philosophy, Hofstra U.) hopes to challenge that arguably dominant view by presenting a variety of feminist liberalisms and feminist liberal approaches to a variety of political questions. Eleven essays discuss such topics as a liberal theory of sexual equality, a feminist approach to contractarianism, critiques of multiculturalism, sex equality and civic virtue, and a feminist liberal approach to hate crime legislation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742512023
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2004
Series: Feminist Constructions Series
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Amy R. Baehr is assistant professor of philosophy at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Liberalism as an Antidote to Stereotyping21
2The Paradox of Liberal Feminism: Preference, Rationality, and Oppression37
3Toward a Liberal Theory of Sexual Equality63
4The Liberal Rights of Feminist Liberalism85
5The Future of Feminist Liberalism103
6Coercing Privacy133
7Feminist Contractarianism159
8Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?191
9The Domain of Civic Virtue in a Good Society: Families, Schools, and Sex Equality207
10Freed Up: Privacy, Sexual Freedom, and Liberty of Conscience235
11A Feminist Liberal Approach to Hate Crime Legislation265
Index287
About the Contributors299

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