This collection breaks new ground in four key areas of feminist social thought: the sex/gender debates; challenges to liberalism/equality; feminist ethics; and feminist perspectives on global ethics and politics in the 21st century. Altogether, the essays provide an innovative look at feminist philosophy while making substantive contributions to current debates in gender theory, ethics, and political thought.
Barbara S. Andrew is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Jean Clare Keller is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. Lisa H. Schwartzman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University.
Part 1 Part I: Rethinking Gender and Sexual Difference Chapter 2 The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference Chapter 3 Categories in Distress Chapter 4 Butler, Sex/Gender, and a Postmodern Gender Theory Part 5 Part II: Virtues and Their Costs Chapter 6 The Burdened Virtues of Political Resistance Chapter 7 Compassion: A Rebuttal of Nussbaum Chapter 8 A Kantian Ethic of Care? Part 9 Part III: Challenges to Feminism and Feminist Liberalism Chapter 10 Hiking Boots and Wheelchairs: Ecofeminism, the Body, and Physical Disability Chapter 11 A Feminist Critique of Nussbaum's Liberalism: Towards an Alternative Feminist Methodology Chapter 12 Reclaiming the Ideal of Equality Part 13 Part IV: Feminist Perspectives on Globalism, War, and Immigration Chapter 14 Global Responsibility and Western Feminism Chapter 15 Just (Decent? Mere?) War Chapter 16 American Neonativism and Gendered Immigrant Exclusions Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Contributors Chapter 19 Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: An Introduction