Feminist scholars have been remaking the landscape in political theory, and in this important book some of the most important feminist political theorists provide reconstructions of those concepts most central to the tradition of political philosophy. The goal is nothing less than the construction of a blueprint for a positive feminist theory.Many of these papers are completely new; others are extensions of important earlier work; two are reprints of classic papers. The result is a progress report on the continuing feminist project to re-envision traditional political theory. As such, it constitutes essential reading not only for feminist thinkers but also for traditional philosophers and political theorists, who will need to come to terms with these contemporary critiques and re-readings.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Community/Sexuality/Gender -- Revisioning Freedom -- What Is Authority’s Gender? -- Autonomy in the Light of Difference -- Reconstructing Democracy -- Care as a Political Concept -- Rethinking Obligation for Feminism -- Equalizing Privacy and Specifying Equality -- Privacy at Home -- Privacy, Publicity, and Power -- All the Comforts of Home -- Reflections on Families in the Age of Murphy Brown