Revisioning The Political: Feminist Reconstructions Of Traditional Concepts In Western Political Theory, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Revisioning The Political

Feminist Reconstructions Of Traditional Concepts In Western Political Theory, 1st Edition

By Nancy J Hirschmann, Christine Di Stefano


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Feminist scholars have been remaking the landscape in political theory, and in this important book some of the most important feminist political theorists provide reconstructions of those concepts most central to the tradition of political philosophy. The goal is nothing less than the construction of a blueprint for a positive feminist theory.Many

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Revision, Reconstruction, and the Challenge of the New, Chapter 2 Community/ Sexuality/ Gender: Rethinking Power, Chapter 3 Revisioning Freedom: Relationship, Context, and the Politics of Empowerment, Chapter 4 What Is Authority's Gender?, Chapter 5 Autonomy in the Light of Difference, Chapter 6 Reconstructing Democracy, Chapter 7 Care as a Political Concept, Chapter 8 Rethinking Obligation for Feminism, Chapter 9 Equalizing Privacy and Specifying Equality, Chapter 10 Privacy at Home: The Twofold Problem, Chapter 11 PrivacVt Publicity, and Power: A Feminist Rethinking of the Public-Private Distinction, Chapter 12 All the Comforts of Home: The Genealogy of Community, Chapter 13 Reflections on Families in the Age of Murphy Brown: On Gende" Justice, and Sexuality

About the Authors

Nancy J. Hirschmann is associate professor of political science at Cornell University. She is author of Rethinking Obligation: A Feminist Method for Political Theory as well as papers on feminist theory, political concepts, and women in the history of the Western canon. Christine Di Stefano is associate professor of political science at the University of Washington. She is author of Configurations of Masculinity: A Feminist Perspective on Modern Political Theory and papers on autonomy, feminist postmodernism, and gender is Western political thought.

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