There has been much academic scholarship on autonomy and on identity in both political theory and feminist theory, however there is arguably less theory that considers these topics together.
This book examines issues raised by feminist theory and contemporary political theory around questions of identity and autonomy in order to develop a new understanding which sees autonomy as a process by which we change and develop our identity. Drawing on Hegel, Wollstonecraft, Mill and de Beauvoir, it also features illustrative examples of real-world issues and dilemmas including the environment, disability, domestic violence, pornography, affirmative action and womena (TM)s citizenship. It is structured in two parts:
- Part 1 develops the five key themes of the concepts of autonomy and identity
- Part 2 develops the concept of autonomy through the works of Hegel, Wollstonecraft, Mill and de Beauvoir to explore their portrayal of freedom and of womena (TM)s identity, providing valuable insight into the complexities of thinking about linking autonomy to identity.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, gender studies, contemporary political thought and the history of political thought.
Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 24th March 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1