By Sharon M. Meagher, Patrice Diquinzio
A part of SUNY sequence in Gender Theory.
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A critique of public coverage rhetoric from a number of feminist perspectives.
This various assortment explores the rhetoric of quite a lot of public guidelines that suggest “to positioned ladies and youngsters first,” together with place of birth protection, college violence, gun keep watch over, clinical intervention of intersex babies, and rules that target to differentiate “good” from “bad” moms. utilizing quite a few feminist philosophical analyses, the participants discover a common sense of paternalistic therapy of ladies and kids that purports to guard them yet in most cases additionally disempowers them and infrequently harms them. This good judgment is frequent in modern renowned coverage discourse and impacts the best way that folks comprehend and reply to social and political matters. members reconsider uncomplicated philosophical assumptions relating subjectivity, distinction, and dualistic good judgment that allows you to learn the rhetoric of latest public coverage discourse and advance new methods of conversing and performing within the coverage domain.
“This publication can provide an insightful contribution to third-wave feminist scholarship by way of highlighting the ways that ladies are harmed through social rules expert through both horn of the hassle of difference.” — Philosophy in Review
“This selection of twelve essays is a vital contribution to feminist scholarship and modern cultural and political discourses shaping how we see moms and kids within the context of citizenship.” — magazine of the organization for learn on Mothering
“…if language displays and affects the best way we outline society and our roles in society, then an essential feminist time table contains examining the rhetoric of public coverage, mental study, information studies, police experiences, and memoirs. Disclosing the acknowledged and unspoken assumptions that constrain and damage women’s lives is a robust rhetorical project.” — nationwide Women's stories organization Journal
“It is certainly very important, because the editors declare, that social philosophers subscribe to the fray as public intellectuals, partaking in coverage discussions and recommending coverage alterations. This ebook does a pleasant task conveying that ‘politics matter,’ and feminist ethicists and political philosophers will flip to it to obtain advice. many folks will without doubt use it in our classes as the debatable issues coated will make for nice lecture room discussion.” — Mechthild Nagel, coeditor of Race, category, and neighborhood Identity
“This quantity deals a hugely attention-grabbing and provocative examine the complicated, usually contradictory, dating of girls and public coverage. The essays, together with a great advent through the editors, demonstrate the dilemmas inherent in previous feminist techniques to this subject and recommend new how you can technique it. rather useful is the book’s dialogue of ‘security’ within the post-9/11 international, as a component that now enters such debates.” — Carole E. Joffe, college of California at Davis
Contributors contain Norma L. Buydens, Sonya Charles, Patrice DiQuinzio, Ellen okay. Feder, Kirsten Isgro, Tina Managhan, Sharon M. Meagher, Kelly Oliver, Elizabeth F. Randol, Jennifer A. Reich, Sally J. Scholz, and Tricha Shivas.
Sharon M. Meagher is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women’s experiences on the college of Scranton. Patrice DiQuinzio is affiliate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women’s reviews at Muhlenberg collage. She is the writer of The Impossibility of Motherhood: Feminism, Individualism, and the matter of Mothering and coeditor (with Iris Marion younger) of Feminist Ethics and Social coverage.