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In Feminist Interpretations of John Rawls, Ruth Abbey collects eight essays responding to the work of John Rawls from a feminist perspective. An impressive introduction by the editor provides a chronological overview of English-language feminist engagements with Rawls from his Theory of Justice onwards. She surveys the range of issues canvassed by feminist readers of Rawls, as well as critics’ wide disagreement about the value of Rawls’ corpus for feminist purposes. The eight essays that follow testify to the continuing ambivalence among feminist readers of Rawls. From the perspectives of political theory and moral, social, and political philosophy, the essayists address particular aspects of Rawls’ work and apply it to a variety of worldly practices relating to gender inequality and the family, to the construction of disability, to the justice in everyday relationships, to human rights on an international level. The overall effect is to give a sense of the broad spectrum of possible feminist critical responses to Rawls, ranging from rejection to adoption. Aside from the editor, the contributors are Amy R. Baehr, Eileen Hunt Botting, Elizabeth Brake, Clare Chambers, Nancy J. Hirschmann, Anthony Simon Laden, Janice Richardson, and Lisa H. Schwartzman.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER Front
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xi
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  1. Introduction: Biography of a Bibliography: Three Decades of Feminist Response to Rawls
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. Chapter 1: Radical Liberals, Reasonable Feminists: Reason, Power, and Objectivity in MacKinnon and Rawls
  2. pp. 24-39
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  1. Chapter 2: Feminism, Method, and Rawlsian Abstraction
  2. pp. 40-56
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  1. Chapter 3: Rereading Rawls on Self-Respect: Feminism, Family Law, and the Social Bases of Self-Respect
  2. pp. 57-74
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  1. Chapter 4: “The Family as a Basic Institution: ”A Feminist Analysis of the Basic Structure as Subject
  2. pp. 75-95
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  1. Chapter 5: Rawls, Freedom, and Disability: A Feminist Rereading (Nancy J. Hirschmann)
  2. pp. 96-114
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  1. Chapter 6: Rawls on International Justice
  2. pp. 115-132
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  1. Chapter 7: Jean Hampton’s Reworking of Rawls: Is “Feminist Contractarianism” Useful for Feminism?
  2. pp. 133-149
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  1. Chapter 8: Liberal Feminism: Comprehensive and Political
  2. pp. 150-166
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  1. References
  2. pp. 167-176
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 179-181
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  1. COVER Back
  2. pp. 195-195
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780271061146
Print ISBN
9780271061795
MARC Record
OCLC
859537606
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
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