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Living With Contradictions

Controversies In Feminist Social Ethics, 1st Edition

By Alison M Jaggar


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Some people believe that feminist ethics is little more than a series of dogmatic positions on issues such as abortion rights, pornography, and affirmative action.This caricature was never true, but Alison Jaggar's Living with Contradictions is the first book to demonstrate just how rich and complex feminist ethics has become. Beginning with the mo

Table of Contents

Introduction: Living with Contradictions, PART I: Equality, PART II: Women Working, A. Affirmative Action and Comparable Worth, B. Sex Work, PART Ill: Marketing Femininity, A. Representing Women: Pornography, Art, and Popular Culture, B. Presenting Women: Fashion and Beauty, PART IV: Women's Fertility Individual Choices and Social Constraints, A. Abortion, B. Procreative Technology and Procreative Freedom, PART V: Family Values, A. Contract Child Production, B. Valuing Alternative Families, PART VI: The Personal as Political, A. Sexual Practice, B. Consuming Animals, A. Militarism, B. Environmentalism

About the Author

Alison M. Jaggar is professor of philosophy and women studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies