The color of the book’s cover alludes to the time and context in which this important volume originated: the 3
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.
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Contents: Lisa N. Gurley/Claudia Leeb/Anna Aloisia Moser: Introduction – Sara Murphy: The Body of Lucretia. Rape, Representation
and Sovereign Power – Joy Marie Scott: Fancy Her Femme. Flirting with an OPEN Sexual Aesthetic – Andrew F. Smith: Closer But
Still No Cigar. On the Inadequacy of Rawls’s Reply to Okin’s «Political Liberalism, Justice, and Gender» – Suzanne
Kelly: Relationship after Death. Embracing Teresa Brennan’s Philosophy of Energetics – Amy Story: Structures of Love. Kristeva
on Narcissism and the Virgin Mary – Peter Higgins: Sexual Disorientation. Moral Implications of Gender Norms – Isabelle V.
Barker: Citizenship in an Era of Transnational Labor Migration and Inequality. The Status of Non-Citizen Women Workers in
the American Long-Term Care Industry – Theresa Weynand Tobin: Assessing Moral Theories. Lessons from Feminist Philosophy of
Science – Diane Williamson: Discourse Ethics as Care Ethics. Exploring Interdependence in Communicative Action – Gwynn Thomas:
The Ties That Bind. The Familial Roots of Political Legitimacy – Sarah Daynes: Women, Men and God. Or, How to Think about
the Intersections between Gender, Sex and Race – Victoria Haydenko: The Formation of Gender Differences among the Young during
the Post-Communist Transition in Ukraine – Hayat-Un Nessa: Development and the Universal Subject. Resistance to ‘Gender’ in
Bangladesh – Yayo Okano: Twisted Nationalism in Japan. What the Issue of ‘Comfort Women’ Reveals – Drucilla Cornell: New Political
Infamy and the Sacrilege of Feminism.