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Title Reconstructing political theory : feminist perspectives / edited by Mary Lyndon Shanley and Uma Narayan
Published University Park, PA : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997


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Description xxi, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Contentious Concepts / Uma Narayan and Mary Lyndon Shanley -- 1. Alchemy or Fool's Gold? Assessing Feminist Doubts about Rights / Elizabeth Kiss -- 2. Decoding "Dependency": Inscriptions of Power in a Keyword of the US Welfare State / Nancy Fraser and Linda Gordon -- 3. Towards a Feminist Vision of Citizenship: Rethinking the Implications of Dignity, Political Participation, and Nationality / Uma Narayan -- 4. The Jurispolitics of Privacy / Anita L. Allen -- 5. Revisioning the Family: Relational Rights and Responsibilities / Martha Minow and Mary Lyndon Shanley -- 6. Political Children: Reflections on Hannah Arendt's Distinction between Public and Private Life / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- 7. The Heady Political Life of Compassion / Elizabeth V. Spelman -- 8. Feminism and Power / Anna Yeatman -- 9. Rethinking Anarchism/Rethinking Power: A Contemporary Feminist Perspective / Martha Ackelsberg
10. Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence against Women of Color / Kimberle Crenshaw -- 11. The Theory and Practice of Freedom: The Case of Battered Women / Nancy J. Hirschmann
Summary In this volume leading feminist theorists rethink the traditional concepts of political theory and expand the range of problems and concerns regarded as central to the analysis of political life. Written by well-known scholars in philosophy, political science, sociology, and law, the book provides a rich interdisciplinary account of key issues in political thought. The book will be of interest to a wide audience concerned with the study of gender, and to all those in political science, philosophy, legal studies, and women's studies who are interested in the way in which political theory and practice can be fruitfully reconceived with the help of feminist perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ([211]-215) and index
Subject Feminist theory -- Political aspects.
Feminist theory.
Political science.
Author Narayan, Uma.
Shanley, Mary Lyndon, 1944-
LC no. 97007126
ISBN 0271017244 (alk. paper)
0271017252 (paperback: alk. paper)
0745617964 (Polity)
0745617972 (Polity : pbk.)