Feminists Rethink the Self
Edited by Diana Tietjens Meyers
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Feminists Rethink the Self by Diana Tietjens Meyers
Book DescriptionHow is women's conception of self affected by the caregiving responsibilities traditionally assigned to them and by the personal vulnerabilities imposed on them? If institutions of male dominance profoundly influence women's lives and minds, how can women form judgments about their own best interests and overcome oppression? Can feminist politics survive in face of the diversity of women's experience, which is shaped by race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, as well as by gender? Exploring such questions, leading feminist thinkers have reinvigorated work on the concept of self and personal identity, as demonstrated by the discussions in this insightful volume.The concerns that animate feminist scholarship have prompted feminist philosophers to sideline the theme of individualism and to focus on the theme of intersubjectivity. In conceptualizing the self, the contributors to this volume highlight emotional bonds among people, the stories people tell one another, and the systems of categories and behavioral norms that unite and divide groups of people. Topics addressed include sexual violence and the self, the social self and autonomy, the narrative self and integrity, self-ownership and the body, forgetting yourself and your race, group membership and personal identity, grief and gender, sympathy and women's diversity, emotion and emancipatory epistemology, and dependency and justice. This volume will be important reading for students of feminist theory, ethics, and social and political philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813320830
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Diana Tietjens Meyers
Diana Tietjens Meyers is professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She is the author of Subjection and Subjectivity: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Moral Philosophy; Inalienable Rights: A Defense; and Self, Society, and Personal Choice. She is the editor of Feminist Ethics and Social Theory: A Sourcebook and coeditor of numerous books, including Women and Moral Theory.
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