Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life (Feminist Constructions)

Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life (Feminist Constructions)

By: Diana Tietjens Meyers (author)Hardback

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The extent, variety, and intractability of misogynist gender systems and the intersections between gender inequity and other forms of injustice expose tensions between the value of individuality and the disvalue of systematic social and economic subordination. The former presupposes a type of freedom that the latter aims to suppress. These essays develop an action theory that takes this contradiction into account-an action theory for feminists and other social dissidents.

About Author

Diana Tietjens Meyers is professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.


Part 3 Preface Part 4 The Autonomous Agent Chapter 5 Personal Autonomy and the Paradox of Feminine Socialization Chapter 6 Intersectional Identity and the Authentic Self? Opposites Attract! Chapter 7 Decentralizing Autonomy: Five Faces of Selfhood Chapter 8 The Personal, the Political, and Psycho-corporeal Identity Part 9 Moral Reflection Chapter 10 The Socialized Individual and Individual Autonomy: An Intersection between Philosophy and Psychology Chapter 11 Moral Reflection: Beyond Impartial Reason Chapter 12 Emotion and Heterodox Moral Perception: An Essay in Moral Social Psychology Chapter 13 Narrative and Moral Life Part 14 Agency in Hostile Social Contexts Chapter 15 Cultural Diversity: Rights, Goals, and Competing Values Chapter 16 Feminism and Women's Autonomy: The Challenge of Female Genital Cutting Chapter 17 Rights in Collision: A Non-Punitive, Compensatory Remedy for Abusive Speech Chapter 18 Gendered Work and Individual Autonomy Chapter 19 Feminine Mortality Imagery: Feminist Ripostes Part 20 Bibliography Part 21 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742514775
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780742514775
  • weight: 549
  • ISBN10: 0742514773

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