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Love's Labor

Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency

By Eva Feder Kittay

© 1999 – Routledge

256 pages

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"…Kittay gives a moving account of her experience raising her profoundly retarded daughter, Sesha; this finely wrought material bears testimony to Kittay's ability to draw significant philosophical conclusions from observation of and reflection on daily life." -- Mary Lyndon Shanley, Hypatia

"Love's Labor is a marvelous book: a must-read for anyone interested in feminist moral and political philosophy." -- Louise Collins, National Women's Studies Association Journal

"Kittay's Love's Labor is an important contribution to the feminist aspiratio of greater equality and justice for women… It also contributes significantly to both the field of ocntemporary political theory and to present-day social policies." -- S. Matthew Liao, Philosophy in Review

"…breathtakingly new to the world of ethics and social theory as to be groundbreaking and critically important." -- Tikkun

"Kittay's Love's Labor is an important contribution to the feminist aspiration of greaer equality and justice for women…It also contributes significantly to both the field of contemporary political theory and to present-day social policies." -- S. Matthew Liao

"..breathtakingly new to the world of ethics and social theory as to be groundbreaking and critically important." -- Tikkun

"Love's Labor combines rigorous analysis, informed political argument and passionate personal reflection. This is a magnificent book which might just transform the way we do political philosophy and lead our political lives." -- Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace

"Both theoretically and practically, this is a profound work of philosophy. Kittay cogently argues that any conception of justice must explicitly attend to the particular situations of dependent people and those who care for them. Her critical analyses of major theories of justice and her proposals for principles guided by the requirements of dependency work constitute a major breakthrough for political theory. Kittay's arguments and narratives should provoke serious reorientation of moral principles for social policy." -- Iris Young, author of Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy

"Kittay's Love's Labor is an important contribution to the feminist aspiration of greaer equality and justice for women… It also contributes significantly to both the field of contemporary political theory and to present-day social policies." -- S. Matthew Liao, Philosophy in Review

About the Author

Eva Kittay is Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook. She is the co-editor of both Metaphor, Women and Moral Theory (1990), and Frames, Fields and Contrasts (1992).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General