Bodies in Revolt: Gender, Disability, and a Workplace Ethic of Care, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Bodies in Revolt

Gender, Disability, and a Workplace Ethic of Care, 1st Edition

By Ruth O'Brien

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216 pages

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Description

Bodies in Revolt argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) could humanize capitalism by turning employers into care-givers, creating an ethic of care in the workplace. Unlike other feminists, Ruth O'Brien bases her ethics not on benevolence, but rather on self-preservation. She relies on Deleuze's and Guttari's interpretation of Spinoza and Foucault's conception of corporeal resistance to show how a workplace ethic that is neither communitarian nor individualistic can be based upon the rallying cry "one for all and all for one."

About the Author

Ruth O'Brien is Chair of Political Science at The City University of New York Graduate Center and a Professor of Government at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General