In a rare full-length volume, renowned feminist thinker Sandra Lee Bartky brings together eight essays in one volume, Sympathy and Solidarity. A philosophical work accessible to an educated general audience, the essays reflect the intersection of the author's eye, work, and sometimes her politics. Two motifs connect the works: first, all deal with feminist topics and themes; second, most deal with the reality of oppression, especially in the disguised and subtle ways it can be manifested.
Sandra Lee Bartky is one of the towering figures of second-wave feminist theory. The importance of her work, especially in feminist philosophy, but also in the wider world of women's studies and feminist thought, cannot be exaggerated. She is an influential teacher, speaker, and activist, and the author of Femininity and Domination: Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression. Bartky is professor of philosophy and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Chapter 1 Suffering to be Beautiful Chapter 2 Agency: What's the Problem? Chapter 3 "Catch me if you Can": Foucault on the Repressive Hypothesis Chapter 4 Sympathy and Solidarity Chapter 5 Unplanned Obsolescence: Some Reflections on Aging Chapter 6 Phenomenology of A Hyphenated Consciousness Chapter 7 In Defense of Guilt Chapter 8 Race, Complicity and Culpable Ignorance