Feminist Narratives in the Public Sphere
By (author) Maria Pia Lara
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Moral Textures by Maria Pia Lara
Book DescriptionIn this original work, the Mexican political philosopher, Maria Pia Lara, develops a new approach to public sphere theory and a novel understanding of the history of the feminist struggle. When dominated groups create publicly--oriented social movements, she argues, they seek to frame their demands in compelling narrative forms. Through these new tales, they can become, for the first time, active subjects in their own stories. Developing this theoretical model, Lara offers new interpretations of Habermas and Arendt as well as of feminist debates about their work. Critically relating Wellmera s and Ricoeura s aesthetic ideas to public sphere theory, she also confronts the limitations of the Foucaultian tradition that informs so much post--structuralist feminism today. In making her argument, Lara examines a very wide range of womena s narratives, from autobiographies of eighteenth--century salonnieres and of contemporary women activists to the novels of Jane Austen and the portrayal of women in television and film. Taking stock of contemporary feminist writings in social science, history, literature, jurisprudence and philosophy, she suggests that they can be viewed not only as empirical accounts of injustices but as cultural narratives that have transformed womena s particular identities even as they have expanded universal moral claims in a revolutionary way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745620435
(228mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maria Pia Lara
Narrating Evil, Hardback (March 2007)
Conceptions of evil have changed dramatically over time. This work explores what has changed in our understanding of evil, why the transformation matters, and how we can learn from this specific historical development. It argues that narrative plays a key role in helping societies acknowledge their pasts.
Rethinking Evil, Paperback (November 2001)View all books by Maria Pia Lara
Suitable for moral and political philosophers, social scientists, and those who reflect seriously on the twentieth century's heavy burden of war, genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other evidence of people's desire to harm one another, this title brings together the essays that reexamine evil in the context of a 'postmetaphysical' world.
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