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Author Willett, Cynthia, 1956-

Title Maternal ethics and other slave moralities / Cynthia Willett
Published New York : Routledge, 1995


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Description x, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Master Narrative, Postmodernism, Slave Narrative -- 1. The Origin of Ethics in Music and Dance: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory. i. Julia Kristeva: From Womb to Tomb. ii. Daniel Stern: The Social Dance -- 2. Tactile Sociality: Irigaray and Child Development Research -- 3. The Greeting: Historical Background. i. Kojeve: Self-Creation. ii. Gadamer: The Role of the Greeting in Recognition. iii. Lacan and the Mirror Stage. iv. Jonathan Bennett and the Face in the Mirror -- 4. The Figure of the Face: Levinas and Child Development Research. i. The Face Stripped Bare. ii. Face-to-Face with the Mother. iii. The Saying before the Said, or Mamaese. iv. A Correspondence Theory of Ethical Exchange -- 5. Hegel's Master Narrative of Freedom and the African American Experience. i. Will over Desire. ii. Freedom as Self-Mastery. iii. The Slave as the Liminal Self. iv. The African American Experience of Slavery. v. Black Dialectic/White Dialectic
6. A Slave Narrative of Freedom: Frederick Douglass and the Force of Manhood. i. The Ecstacy of Struggle. ii. Writing the Self: Douglas versus Foucault on Literacy. iii. Liberal and Dialectical Constructions of Manhood. iv. Black Spirituality. v. Agency in the Slave. vi. Nietzschean and Psychoanalytic Explanations of Punishment. vii. The Pathology of the Oppressor. viii. The Healing Power of Music. ix. The Rhythms and Tones of Freedom -- 7. Spirit: Friedrich Nietzsche versus Frederick Douglass. i. Warrior versus Worker: Dubois on Freedom. ii. Free Spirits. iii. Ecstatic "Manhood" iv. Demythologizing Power. v. The Fear of Color. vi. Tactile Recognition. vii. The Birth of Freedom from the Spirit of Music -- viii. Conclusion
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-211) and index
Subject Feminist ethics.
Feminist theory.
LC no. 95035111
ISBN 0415912091