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The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Bioethics

ISBN 9780367860998
Published July 28, 2022 by Routledge
610 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Bioethics is an outstanding resource for anyone with an interest in feminist bioethics, with chapters covering topics from justice and power to the climate crisis. Comprising forty-two chapters by emerging and established scholars, the volume is divided into six parts:

I Foundations of feminist bioethics

II Identity and identifications

III Science, technology and research

IV Health and social care

V Reproduction and making families

VI Widening the scope of feminist bioethics

The volume is essential reading for anyone with an interest in bioethics or feminist philosophy, and will prove an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers and advanced students

Chapters 2, 22, and 30 of this book will soon be freely available as downloadable Open Access PDFs under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license at

Table of Contents

Wendy A Rogers, Jackie Leach Scully, Stacy M Carter, Vikki A Entwistle and Catherine Mills

Part I: Foundations of Feminist Bioethics

1. Feminist Bioethics: Where We’ve Come From
Hilde Lindemann

2. "How could anybody think that this is the appropriate way to do bioethics?" Feminist Challenges for Conceptions of Justice in Bioethics
Carina Fourie

3. Feminist Epistemology
Katrina Hutchison

4. Power and Feminist Bioethics
Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

5. Relational Autonomy in Feminist Bioethics
Natalie Stoljar and Catriona Mackenzie

6. Care and Carers: Feminist Perspectives
Lisa Eckenwiler

7. Vulnerability and Feminist Bioethics
Florencia Luna

8. Phenomenology and Poststructuralism
Catherine Mills and Patrick Mcconville

9. Embodiment: Contributions from Feminist Science and Technology Studies and Feminist Phenomenology
Kristin Zeiler

Part II: Identities and Identifications

10. Narrative and Identity
Mary Jean Walker

11. Gender
Tereza Hendl and Tamara Kayali Browne

12. Toward a Queer Feminist Bioethics of Sexuality
Tiia Sudenkaarne

13. Feminist Bioethics and Disability
Jackie Leach Scully

14. What Makes an Anti-Racist Feminist Bioethics?
Camisha Russell

15. Towards an Anticolonial Feminist Bioethics
Arianne Shahvisi

16. Thinking with Class in Feminist Bioethics
Katherine Jackson

17. The Other Side of Geographies and Cultures: New Roads to Further Globalizing Feminist Bioethics
Jing-Bao Nie, Xiang Zou and Karen Thornber

Part III: Science, Technology and Research

18. Women in Research: Historical Exclusion, Current Challenges and Future Trends
Angela Ballantyne

19. Gender and Science and Technology
Rachel A. Ankeny

20. Genomic Technologies: The Need for a Feminist Approach
Inmaculada De Melo-Martín

21. Artificial Intelligence as a Feminist Bioethics Issue
Anita Ho

22. Feminist Bioethics and Empirical Research
Stacy M. Carter and Vikki A. Entwistle

Part IV: Health and Social Care

23. Connecting Philosophy of Medicine with Feminist Bioethics: Health, Illness and Disease
Robyn Bluhm

24. Toward a New Model of Ageing: Feminist and Critical Disability Contributions
Monique Lanoix

25. Power and Microaggressions in Healthcare
Heather Stewart and Lauren Freeman

26. Ethics, Care and Dependence in a Global Pandemic
Susan Dodds

27. Staying with the Trouble: Ongoing Contributions of Feminist Research to Person-centredness in Healthcare
Emilie Dionne and Carolyn Ells

28. Feminist Mental Health Ethics
Ami Harbin

29. Feminist Bioethics Perspectives on Neurobiological Approaches to Addiction and Chronic Pain
Daniel Z. Buchman and Suze G. Berkhout

30. Gender Inequities in Organ Donation and Transplantation: A Feminist Bioethics Analysis
Wendy A. Rogers

31. The value of a feminist approach in the ethics of end of life care
Jocelyn Downie

Part V: Reproduction and Making Families

32. The Right to Reproduce
Carolyn Mcleod

33. Women, Assisted Reproduction and the "Natural"
Rosamund Scott

34. The Surveillance of Pregnant Bodies in the Age of Digital Health: Ethical Dilemmas
Alexis Paton

35. Exploitation and Control of Women’s Reproductive Bodies
Ilke Turkmendag

36. Feminist Approaches to Family Making
Marian Verkerk And Hilde Lindemann

Part VI: Widening the Scope of Feminist Bioethics

37. Women and the Alt-Right Movement
Tracy Llanera

38. Labor Migration, Vulnerability and Human Trafficking – a Feminist Bioethical Analysis
Christine Straehle

39. Our (Bio)Ethical Relations with Nonhuman Animals
Jane Johnson

40. Feminist Contributions to Climate Change Research, Policy and Ethics
Beth A. Bee and Clara M. Park

41. Feminist Global Food Ethics
Megan A. Dean

42. Gender, Health and Public Policy
Lisa Schwartz And Rochelle Maurice

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Wendy A. Rogers is Distinguished Professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia. She publishes widely in medical and bioethics journals, is co-editor of Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy (2014) and is a founding member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

Jackie Leach Scully is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Disability Innovation Institute, University of New South Wales in Australia. She is co-editor of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, author of Disability Bioethics: Moral Bodies, Moral Difference (2008), and co-editor of Feminist Bioethics: At the Center, On the Margins (2011).

Stacy M. Carter is the Founding Director of the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV) at the University of Wollongong in Australia, a center for deliberative and values-based research in health. Her background is in public health, applied ethics and social science. She is a chief investigator on multiple funded projects, and works particularly on screening and diagnosis, vaccine refusal and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Vikki A. Entwistle is Professor of Health Services Research and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore.

Catherine Mills is Professor of Bioethics at Monash University in Australia. Her research addresses ethical issues in human reproduction; she also has expertise in feminist philosophy and aspects of Continental philosophy. She is the author of Biopolitics (2018), Futures of Reproduction (2011) and The Philosophy of Agamben (2008), as well as numerous articles in her areas of research.