Women And Children First: Feminism, Rhetoric, And Public Policy (Suny Series in Gender Theory)

By Sharon M. Meagher

A critique of public coverage rhetoric from a number of feminist perspectives.

This different assortment explores the rhetoric of a variety of public guidelines that suggest “to positioned ladies and youngsters first,” together with place of origin protection, university violence, gun keep an eye on, scientific intervention of intersex babies, and regulations that goal to tell apart “good” from “bad” moms. utilizing quite a few feminist philosophical analyses, the individuals discover a good judgment of paternalistic therapy of ladies and youngsters that purports to guard them yet usually additionally disempowers them and infrequently harms them. This good judgment is common in modern renowned coverage discourse and impacts the way in which that folks comprehend and reply to social and political matters. participants reconsider uncomplicated philosophical assumptions relating subjectivity, distinction, and dualistic good judgment with a purpose to learn the rhetoric of latest public coverage discourse and advance new methods of conversing and performing within the coverage domain.

“This booklet delivers an insightful contribution to third-wave feminist scholarship through highlighting the ways that ladies are harmed through social rules trained via both horn of the hassle of difference.” — Philosophy in Review

“This choice of twelve essays is a crucial contribution to feminist scholarship and modern cultural and political discourses shaping how we see moms and kids in the context of citizenship.” — Journal of the organization for learn on Mothering

“…if language displays and affects the best way we outline society and our roles in society, then a necessary feminist schedule contains studying the rhetoric of public coverage, mental learn, information studies, police experiences, and memoirs. Disclosing the acknowledged and unspoken assumptions that constrain and damage women’s lives is a strong rhetorical project.” — National Women's reports organization Journal

“It is certainly very important, because the editors declare, that social philosophers subscribe to the fray as public intellectuals, partaking in coverage discussions and recommending coverage adjustments. This publication does a pleasant task conveying that ‘politics matter,’ and feminist ethicists and political philosophers will flip to it to obtain assistance. many people will doubtless use it in our classes as the arguable issues lined will make for nice school room discussion.” — Mechthild Nagel, coeditor of Race, type, and neighborhood Identity

“This quantity deals a hugely attention-grabbing and provocative examine the complicated, frequently contradictory, dating of ladies and public coverage. The essays, together with an outstanding advent through the editors, display the dilemmas inherent in earlier feminist techniques to this subject and recommend new how you can method it. really invaluable is the book’s dialogue of ‘security’ within the post-9/11 global, as a component that now enters such debates.” — Carole E. Joffe, collage of California at Davis

individuals comprise Norma L. Buydens, Sonya Charles, Patrice DiQuinzio, Ellen ok. Feder, Kirsten Isgro, Tina Managhan, Sharon M. Meagher, Kelly Oliver, Elizabeth F. Randol, Jennifer A. Reich, Sally J. Scholz, and Tricha Shivas.

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