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Feminist Ethics and Social Policy : Hypatia Book - Patrice Diquinzio

Feminist Ethics and Social Policy

Hypatia Book

By: Patrice Diquinzio (Editor), Iris Marion Young (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd August 1997
ISBN: 9780253211255
Number Of Pages: 320

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Much work in feminist ethics has been rather abstract. The editors of this work believe that the time has come to assess the potential contribution of feminist ethical theory to the evaluation of specific social policies. If feminist ethics has indeed mobilized important paradigm shifts in normative analysis, then this should enable creative ways of reflection on social policy. Feminist ethics criticizes the gender blindness and biases in much traditional ethical theory, and develops new theories and concepts that are more gender sensitive. Feminist ethics also works to conceptualize issues of right action, social justice, and the human good from out of the specifically gendered experience of diverse groups of women. Feminist ethics has no single set of questions or propositions, but includes a variety of approaches as demonstrated by these essays -- some operate within a liberal framework of equality, freedom, justice, and rights, while others are more critical of mainstream liberal versions of these concepts.

Taking Dependency Seriously: The Family and Medical Leave Act Considered in Light of the Social Organization of Dependency Work and Gender Equalityp. 1
Reconciling Equality to Difference: Caring (F)or Justice for People with Disabilitiesp. 23
Feminist Ethics and Public Health Care Policies: A Case Study on the Netherlandsp. 49
The Combat Exclusion and the Role of Women in the Militaryp. 77
Fathers' Rights, Mothers' Wrongs? Reflections on Unwed Fathers' Rights and Sex Equalityp. 95
Does Comparable Worth Have Radical Potential?p. 125
"Male-Order" Bridges: Immigrant Women, Domestic Violence, and Immigration Lawp. 143
Intimate Danger: The Case for Preemptive Self-Defensep. 159
Mixed Black and White Race and Public Policyp. 173
Agency and Alliance in Public Discourses about Sexualitiesp. 186
"Undemocratic Afflictions": A Feminist Response to the AIDs Epidemicp. 208
Pornography: An Uncivil Liberty?p. 226
Beauty and Breast Implantation: How Candidate Selection Affects Autonomy and Informed Consentp. 255
Sex-Selective Abortion: A Relational Approachp. 274
Contributorsp. 291
Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9780253211255
ISBN-10: 0253211255
Series: Hypatia Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd August 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.57  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.45