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Just Cause : Freedom, Identity, and Rights - Drucilla Cornell

Just Cause

Freedom, Identity, and Rights

Paperback Published: 26th September 2000
ISBN: 9780847697915
Number Of Pages: 224

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One of the distinguishing features of Drucilla Cornell's work is its emphasis on the significance of ideals. The essays collected here examine how the ideals of freedom and equality associated with the democratic revolutions of the West have survived the challenges of twentieth century critiques. Cornell argues that, far from threatening these ideals, feminism, race theory, and other new theories have deepened their meaning and so allowed them to survive. In particular, Cornell here engages with issues surrounding representation and rights. Drawing on her experiences as a union organizer, she recounts how workers, and in particular women workers, came to imagine themselves in a way that allowed them to engage in political activism. The kind of representation - the imaginative acts by which we envisage the world and our role in it - is entwined, she argues, with struggles for representation in democratic practice. Cornell's work on law also reveals her vision of the role of the ideal. Included here are two of her most important contributions to legal theory - her well-known defense of worker's rights (also included is the response to her essay by Judge Richard Posner) and her ground-breaking defense of Spanish-language rights.

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Drucilla Cornell's Just Cause is an important text for scholars in political philosophy, legal studies, political science and feminist studies, as well as for those interested in grounding commitments to activism in such diverse areas as worker's rights and multiculturalism. Just Cause is a valuable book...--Philosophy in Review

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Representation and the Ideal in Law and Politics
Las Grenudas: Recollections on Consciousness-Raisingp. 11
Diverging Differences: Comment on Felski's "The Doxa of Difference"p. 17
Antiracism, Multiculturalism, and the Ethics of Identificationp. 33
Freedom's Consciencep. 59
Enlightening the Enlightenmentp. 71
Why Rights?
Worker's Rights and the Defense of Just-Cause Statutesp. 83
Hegel and Employment at Willp. 119
Spanish Language Rights: Identification, Freedom, and the Imaginary Domainp. 129
Notesp. 155
Indexp. 193
Acknowledgmentsp. 203
About the Authorp. 205
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ISBN: 9780847697915
ISBN-10: 0847697916
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.86  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29

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