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Public Man, Private Woman : Women in Social and Political Thought, Second Edition - Jean Bethke Elshtain

Public Man, Private Woman

Women in Social and Political Thought, Second Edition

Paperback Published: 28th March 1993
ISBN: 9780691024769
Number Of Pages: 412

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Focusing on the Western philosophical tradition and the work of contemporary feminists, Jean Elshtain explores the general tendency to assert the primacy of the public world--the political sphere dominated by men--and to denigrate the private world--the familial sphere dominated by women. She offers her own positive reconstruction of the public and the private in a feminist theory that reaffirms the importance of the family and envisions an "ethical polity."

Preface: On Thinking and Nastiness
Introduction. Public and Private Imperativesp. 3
Public and Private Images in Western Political Thought
Politics Discovered and Celebrated: Plato and the Aristotelian Momentp. 19
The Christian Challenge, Politics' Response: Early Christianity to Machiavellip. 55
Politics Sanctified and Subdued: Patriarchalism and the Liberal Traditionp. 100
Politics and Social Transformation: Rousseau, Hegel, and Marx on the Public and the Privatep. 147
Contemporary Images of Public and Private: Toward a Critical Theory of Women and Politics
Feminism's Search for Politicsp. 201
Toward a Critical Theory of Women and Politics: Reconstructing the Public and Privatep. 298
Afterwordp. 355
Bibliographyp. 367
Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9780691024769
ISBN-10: 0691024766
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 28th March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 13.82  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised