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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Communities Of Inquiry

Kory Spencer Sorrell.

in Representative Practices

September 2004; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 15040 words.

The focus of this chapter is on the conditions under which members of actual communities construct representations using descriptive accounts, and it offers some normative guidelines to...

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 Women's Community Activism and the Rejection of “Politics”

Martha Ackelsberg.

in Women and Citizenship

August 2005; p ublished online October 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 12378 words.

Ackelsberg investigates women’s activist participation in the National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW), a Brooklyn association established in 1974–75, which she treats as a model of...

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The Trustworthiness of Research

Catherine Jordan, Susan Gust and Naomi Scheman.

in Shifting Ground

May 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 9020 words.

This chapter illustrates from three perspectives the practice of community engagement and collaboration in scientific research. Termed the “community-based participatory research” (CBPR),...

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 Dangerous Loyalties

Lisa Tessman.

in Burdened Virtues

October 2005; p ublished online October 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 12003 words.

This chapter suggests that not only might a loyal disposition be detrimental for the one who is loyal, but it may actually turn out not to truly support liberatory ends. In order for group...

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Mediation and Normative Science

Kory Spencer Sorrell.

in Representative Practices

September 2004; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 9715 words.

This chapter discusses the normative account of practices representatives that has so far remained an abstraction. The question that is addressed here is how to produce better forms of...

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Terminal Moraine

Naomi Scheman.

in Shifting Ground

May 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 6887 words.

This chapter deconstructs the Jewish identity as exiles and victims, by comparing their situation to “terminal moraine”—a geologic metaphor for Long Island, USA. American Jews have...

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Forms of Life

Naomi Scheman.

in Shifting Ground

May 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 10953 words.

This chapter addresses the ostensibly Wittgensteinian question of “home” and how our words can intelligibly affect our perception of home and likewise alienate or marginalize others. The...

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Epistemology Resuscitated

Naomi Scheman.

in Shifting Ground

May 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 13123 words.

This chapter argues for the political, post-modern dimensions in philosophy (among them feminist philosophy) which has been dismissed by practitioners of the more traditional and apolitical...

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Transforming Women

Allison Weir.

in Identities and Freedom

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 13769 words.

Chapter 4 considers multiple arguments that the category “women” is an effect of relations of subjection and subjugation. Thus, any call for the emancipation of women ensnares us in the...

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Feminist Solidarity after Feminist Solidarity after Queer Theory

Cressida J. Heyes.

in Self-Transformations

October 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 13659 words.

This chapter addresses the issue of how — in theory and in practice — feminism should engage bisexuality, intersexuality, transsexuality, transgender, and other emergent identities (or...

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Representative Practices

Kory Spencer Sorrell.

September 2004; p ublished online March 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 228 pages.

Although widely recognized as a founder and key figure in the current re-emergence of pragmatism, Charles Peirce is rarely brought into contemporary dialogue. This book shows that Peirce...

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Introduction

Lillian S. Robinson and Julien Murphy.

in Feminist Writings

March 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 894 words.

It begins with “love” and ends with “AIDS,” but, in between, Simone de Beauvoir’s last piece of writing, her preface to Mihloud, is only a brief summary of the book. By agreeing to place...

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Home and Identity

Allison Weir.

in Identities and Freedom

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 7928 words.

Many feminist theorists have used the metaphor of home to identify the problematic and illusory nature of an ideal of individual identity as bounded, unified, safe and secure, and an ideal...

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Critiques of Marriage

Elizabeth Brake.

in Minimizing Marriage

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 9611 words.

Theorists of oppression note that marriage law has historically oppressed women and people of color and argue that it continues to perpetuate oppression of women, gays and lesbians, and...

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THE SUBJECT OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY, WITH POSTSCRIPT 2007

Margaret Urban Walker.

in Moral Understandings

January 2008; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 13123 words.

This chapter claims that the subject matter of moral theory is morality, and that morality is a socially embodied medium of understanding and negotiation over responsibility for things open...

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The Politics of Transparency and the Moral Work of Truth

Margaret Urban Walker.

in Moral Understandings

January 2008; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 9912 words.

The proliferation of truth commissions and the establishment of a “right to truth” concerning human rights violations embody a politics of transparency that makes moral claims for truth...

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EPILOGUE

Margaret Urban Walker.

in Moral Understandings

January 2008; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 4226 words.

The epilogue responds to common questions about the book. In a view of morality as a set of practices in real time in actual communities, moral philosophers' claims about morality are...

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Women and Europe

Antoinette Fouque and Jean-Joseph Goux.

Edited by Sylvina Boissonnas.

in There Are Two Sexes

February 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 1410 words.

This chapter discusses European legal developments that have important implications for women. The Treaty of Rome was, at the time of writing, forty years old. For forty years its very...

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What's an Adoptive Mother to Do?

Melissa Burchard.

in Coming to Life

November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 13526 words.

In this chapter I explore the problematics of mothering/parenting children who evince desires that are queer in ways, and as a result of events, that cannot be celebrated. I argue that...

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Exposing the Breast

Rebecca Tuvel.

in Coming to Life

November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Feminist Philosophy. 7431 words.

This chapter explores a curiosity in American attitudes towards breastfeeding through various cultural moments. Despite the medical community's recommendation for mothers to breastfeed, the...

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