Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities
By (author) Cynthia Willett
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Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities by Cynthia Willett
Book DescriptionIn Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities which includes the first extended philosophical discussion of the works of Frederick Douglass, Cynthia Willett puts forward a novel theory of ethical subjectivity that is aimed to counter prevailing pathologies of sexist, racist Eurocentric culture. Weaving together accounts of the self drawn from African-American and European philosophies, psychoanalysis, slave narratives and sociology, Willett interrogates what Hegel locates as the core of the self: the desire for
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415912105
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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