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Feminists Contest Politics and Philosophy

by Lisa Nicole Gurley (Volume editor) Claudia Leeb (Volume editor) Anna Aloisia Moser (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 272 Pages

Summary

The color of the book’s cover alludes to the time and context in which this important volume originated: the 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference Celebrating International Women’s Day at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At that time ‘orange alerts’ were issued by the United States to create a climate of fear and thereby stifle any critical debate of its foreign and domestic policy. The feminist thinkers presented in this volume are alert that such a critique is needed. They draw on the various languages of their fields to address wide-ranging topics and key questions in feminist politics, theory and philosophy. They all confront the state of urgency concerning the role of women in all classes of society, in all fields of research and the academy. This unique collection ranges across disciplines; as such the four major topics – aesthetics and female representation, love and psychoanalysis, care and ethics, the different understandings of ‘women’ – represent current topics of cross-disciplinary interest for Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science.

Details

Pages
272
ISBN (Softcover)
9789052012520
Language
English
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 272 pp., 2 fig.

Biographical notes

Lisa Nicole Gurley (Volume editor) Claudia Leeb (Volume editor) Anna Aloisia Moser (Volume editor)

The Editors: Lisa N. Gurley is a Ph.D. candidate in political philosophy at the New School for Social Research (NY). She received an MA from the University of Toronto and a BA from Fordham University. Claudia Leeb, Ph.D. from the University of Vienna and Ph.D. candidate in political philosophy at the New School, is the author of Working-Class Women in Elite Academia and Die Zerstörung des Mythos von der friedfertigen Frau. Anna Aloisia Moser is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the New School. She earned an M.A. in linguistics at the University of Vienna and studied philosophy at Humboldt and Free University in Berlin.

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