By Sharon M. Meagher
A critique of public coverage rhetoric from a number of feminist perspectives.
This diversified assortment explores the rhetoric of a variety of public guidelines that suggest “to positioned ladies and youngsters first,” together with fatherland safety, tuition violence, gun regulate, scientific intervention of intersex babies, and regulations that target to tell apart “good” from “bad” moms. utilizing numerous feminist philosophical analyses, the participants discover a common sense of paternalistic remedy of ladies and youngsters that purports to guard them yet commonly additionally disempowers them and occasionally harms them. This good judgment is frequent in modern well known coverage discourse and impacts the way in which that folks comprehend and reply to social and political matters. participants reconsider simple philosophical assumptions pertaining to subjectivity, distinction, and dualistic common sense so that it will learn the rhetoric of latest public coverage discourse and strengthen new methods of conversing and performing within the coverage domain.
“This booklet delivers an insightful contribution to third-wave feminist scholarship via highlighting the ways that ladies are harmed through social regulations trained by means of both horn of the problem 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 affects the way in which we outline society and our roles in society, then an essential feminist time table comprises reading the rhetoric of public coverage, mental learn, information studies, police studies, and memoirs. Disclosing the said and unspoken assumptions that constrain and damage women’s lives is a strong rhetorical project.” — National Women's reviews 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 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 folks will without doubt use it in our classes as the debatable subject matters lined will make for excellent lecture room discussion.” — Mechthild Nagel, coeditor of Race, type, and neighborhood Identity
“This quantity deals a hugely fascinating and provocative examine the advanced, frequently contradictory, courting of girls and public coverage. The essays, together with an exceptional advent through the editors, show the dilemmas inherent in previous feminist techniques to this subject and recommend new how you can process it. rather worthy 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
participants contain Norma L. Buydens, Sonya Charles, Patrice DiQuinzio, Ellen okay. Feder, Kirsten Isgro, Tina Managhan, Sharon M. Meagher, Kelly Oliver, Elizabeth F. Randol, Jennifer A. Reich, Sally J. Scholz, and Tricha Shivas.