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Women and Children First
Women and Children First (August 2005)
Feminism, Rhetoric, and Public Policy
Sharon M. Meagher - Editor
Patrice DiQuinzio - Editor

A critique of public policy rhetoric from multiple feminist perspectives.

This diverse collection explores the rhetoric of a wide range of public policies that propose “to put women and children first,” including homeland security, school violence, gun control, medical intervention of intersex infants, and policies that aim to distinguish “good” from “bad” m...(Read More)
Julia Kristeva
Julia Kristeva (September 2004)
Psychoanalysis and Modernity
Sara Beardsworth - Author

HONORABLE MENTION – 2006 Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic Scholarship for the best book published in 2004, presented by the Section on Psychoanalysis of the Canadian Psychological Association.

A comprehensive examination of Kristeva's work from the seventies to the nineties.

This is the first systematic overview of Julia Kristeva's vision and work in relation to philosophical modernity. It pro...(Read More)
Beyond the Margins
Beyond the Margins (November 2003)
Reflections of a Feminist Philosopher
Linda A. Bell - Author

Incorporates memoir in the context of philosophical and political theory and argument.

Presenting essays rich with her own personal experiences, philosopher Linda A. Bell examines not only her own life but also problems arising from ways that living affects thinking. She reflects on her own experience in order to challenge a variety of provocative claims, including: that affirmative action harms those it is designed t...(Read More)
Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity
Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity (October 2002)
Margaret A. McLaren - Author

Argues that Foucault's work employs a conception of subjectivity that is well-suited for feminist theory and politics.

Addressing central questions in the debate about Foucault's usefulness for politics, including his rejection of universal norms, his conception of power and power-knowledge, his seemingly contradictory position on subjectivity and his resistance to using identity as a political category, McL...(Read More)
The Vegetative Soul
The Vegetative Soul (August 2002)
From Philosophy of Nature to Subjectivity in the Feminine
Elaine P. Miller - Author

Rethinks the soul in plant-like terms rather than animal, drawing from nineteenth-century philosophy of nature.

The Vegetative Soul demonstrates that one significant resource for the postmodern critique of subjectivity can be found in German Idealism and Romanticism, specifically in the philosophy of nature. Miller demonstrates that the perception of German Idealism and Romanticism as the culmination of the philos...(Read More)
Engendering Rationalities
Engendering Rationalities (October 2001)
Nancy Tuana - Editor
Sandra Morgen - Editor

Cutting edge feminist investigations of rationality.

Engendering Rationalities
brings together theorists whose work has been foundational to the development of feminist investigations of reason, objectivity, and knowledge with the work of scholars who build up and extend their insights. Contributors not only question standard conceptions of truth, objectivity, and our realist conceptions of the relationships between ...(Read More)
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman?
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman? (October 2000)
A Feminist Critique of Ethical Vegetarianism
Kathryn Paxton George - Author

Challenges current claims that humans ought to be vegetarians because animals have moral standing.

Kathryn Paxton George challenges the view held by noted philosophers Tom Regan and Peter Singer and ecofeminists Carol Adams and Deane Curtin who assume the Principle of Equality to argue that no one should eat meat or animal products. She shows how these renowned individuals also violate the Principle of Equality, because they pla...(Read More)
Language and Liberation
Language and Liberation (April 1999)
Feminism, Philosophy, and Language
Christina Hendricks - Editor
Kelly Oliver - Editor

Gathers authors with different backgrounds and methods to advance feminist discussions of the relation between language and women's oppression, suggesting promising new directions for further research.

Presenting new and important scholarship in feminist language theory, this book addresses issues within diverse traditions, bringing together feminist positions, strategies, and styles in an original way. Gathering toget...(Read More)
The Gift of Touch
The Gift of Touch (September 1998)
Embodying the Good
Stephen David Ross - Author

Traces Western ideas of corporeal bodies from Plato to contemporary feminist and postructuralist writings, with the purpose of reexamining the good, identified in Plato as that which gives authority to knowledge and truth.

The Gift of Touch is the third volume in Ross's ongoing examinination of the Western philosophical tradition in ethical terms, from the standpoint of the good, giving rise to endless responsibil...(Read More)
Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition
Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition (July 1998)
Kristeva, Heidegger, Irigaray
Patricia J. Huntington - Author

Interweaves elements of Kristevan and Heideggerian thought in order to reconstruct a linguistically embedded, existentially and affectively rich, dialectical model of willed self-regulation.

“Huntington’s book is, in part, an effort to offer a philosophy that can make way for social change … Huntington’s book provides a compelling argument that feminists would do well to ally with certain aspec...(Read More)

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