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Daring to Be Good : Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics - Bat-Ami Bar On

Daring to Be Good

Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics

By: Bat-Ami Bar On (Editor), Ann Ferguson (Editor)

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Published: 16th April 1998
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The essays in "Daring to Be Good" challenge the private/public split that assumes ethics is a private, individual concern and politics is a public, group concern. This collection addresses philosophical issues and controversies of interest to feminists, including prostitution, the ethics of the Human Genome research project as it impacts Native Americans, and reproductive technology. Contributors include: Bat-Ami Bar On, Sandra Lee Bartky, Chris Cuomo, Ann Ferguson, Jane Flax, Lori Gruen and Maria Lugones.

"Because of the many topics covered and the interdisciplinary emphasis of the collection, this book will serve as a useful addition to courses in feminist philosophy and politics... wonderful... insightful...." -Marcia Homiak, "Signs, Spring 2001 ..."a fine collection of essays...." -"Ethics "With compelling analyses and examples, the essays in this collection create ethico-political connections that interrogate philosophy's traditional divisions between ethics and politics. They address matters as diverse as the disciplined' feminine body, identity politics and traitorous identities, ' aboriginal education, abortion, reproductive technologies, and prostitution. Engaging provocatively with the justified moral suspicion of the desire to be good (girls!), ' the authors contest entrenched conceptions of knowledge, subjectivity, psychology, and agency to produce a daring agenda for a situated feminist ethico-politics that can take experiential multiplicity seriously, while generating significant transformations in public policy. This book will be a fine resource for teachers and students of feminist ethics, politics, and epistemology, and for scholars and activists committed to making a better world." -Lorraine Code, York University "These essays help us envision how feminist ethics can become politically effective in new ways and in neglected areas, integrating insights on race and class with those on gender, and paying attention to the epistemology involved. This is important work." -Virginia Held, CUNY Graduate School & Hunter College

Introduction
Moral Psychology
Politics, Ethics, and the "Uses of the Erotic": Why Feminist Theories need to Think About the Psyche
Skin Deep: Femininity as a Disciplinary Regime
Learning from Experience: Moral Phenomenology and Practice
Everyday Violence and Ethico-Political Crisis
The Ethics and Politics of Knowledge
Conceptualizing Truth in Teaching and Learning: Implication of "Truth Seeking" for Feminist Practice
Resisting Value-Bifurcation: Indigenist Critiques of the Human Genome Diversity Project
On Being a Responsible Traitor: A Primer
Listening to Women's Voices: Rape, Epistemic Privilege, and Objectivity
Remembering the Resistant Object: A Critique of Feminist Epistemologies
Identities and Communities
On Puppies and Pussies: Animals, Intimacy, and Moral Distance
Displacing Woman: Toward an Ethic of Multiplicity
El Pasar Discontinuo de la Cachapera/Tottillera del Barrio a la Barra al Movimiento: The Discontinuous Passing of the Cachapera/Tortillera from the Barrio to the Bar to the Movement
Inquiry Into a Feminist Way of Life
Policy and its Issues
Feminist Politics or Hagiography/Demonology?: Reproductive Technologies as Pornography / Sex Works
Prostitution as a Morally Risky Practice
Contentious Contraception: Feminist Debates About the Use of Long-Acting Hormonal Contraceptive by Adolescent Urban Women
Recovering Public Policy: Beyond Self-Interest to a Situate Feminist Ethics
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ISBN: 9780415915557
ISBN-10: 0415915554
Series: Thinking Gender
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.29  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1