By Sharon M. Meagher
A critique of public coverage rhetoric from a number of feminist perspectives.
This varied assortment explores the rhetoric of quite a lot of public guidelines that suggest “to positioned girls and kids first,” together with native land safety, college violence, gun keep watch over, scientific intervention of intersex babies, and regulations that target to tell apart “good” from “bad” moms. utilizing numerous feminist philosophical analyses, the members discover a good judgment of paternalistic remedy of girls and youngsters that purports to guard them yet normally additionally disempowers them and occasionally harms them. This good judgment is common in modern renowned coverage discourse and impacts the best way that folks comprehend and reply to social and political matters. individuals reconsider simple philosophical assumptions pertaining to subjectivity, distinction, and dualistic common sense so one can learn the rhetoric of latest public coverage discourse and enhance new methods of conversing and performing within the coverage domain.
“This booklet supplies an insightful contribution to third-wave feminist scholarship through highlighting the ways that girls are harmed by way of social guidelines expert through both horn of the limitation of difference.” — Philosophy in Review
“This choice of twelve essays is a vital contribution to feminist scholarship and modern cultural and political discourses shaping how we see moms and youngsters in the context of citizenship.” — Journal of the organization for examine on Mothering
“…if language displays and impacts the best way we outline society and our roles in society, then a necessary feminist time table comprises examining the rhetoric of public coverage, mental study, information stories, police stories, and memoirs. Disclosing the said and unspoken assumptions that constrain and damage women’s lives is a strong rhetorical project.” — National Women's experiences organization Journal
“It is certainly very important, because the editors declare, that social philosophers sign up for the fray as public intellectuals, partaking in coverage discussions and recommending coverage alterations. This publication does a pleasant task conveying that ‘politics matter,’ and feminist ethicists and political philosophers will flip to it to obtain suggestions. many people will without doubt use it in our classes as the debatable issues lined will make for excellent lecture room discussion.” — Mechthild Nagel, coeditor of Race, type, and group Identity
“This quantity deals a hugely attention-grabbing and provocative examine the complicated, frequently contradictory, courting of ladies and public coverage. The essays, together with an exceptional creation by way of the editors, show the dilemmas inherent in prior feminist methods to this subject and recommend new how you can technique it. really worthy is the book’s dialogue of ‘security’ within the post-9/11 international, as a component that now enters such debates.” — Carole E. Joffe, college of California at Davis
participants contain 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.