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Suspect citizens : women, virtue, and vice in backlash politics

Author: Jocelyn M Boryczka
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A feminist conceptual history that shows how American politics have largely defined women in terms of their reproductive and socializing functions, denying women full citizenship and devaluing their political activity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jocelyn M Boryczka
ISBN: 9781439908938 1439908931 9781439908945 143990894X 9781439908952 1439908958
OCLC Number: 769991164
Description: xii, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Conceptual locations: where virtue, vice and citizenship intersect --
The religious roots of moral guardianship: American women as the daughters of Eve and Zion --
"Back to virtue" backlash politics: privileging irresponsibility --
Suspect citizenship: from Lowell Mill girls to lesbian feminists and sadomasochism --
"Ozzie and Harriet" morality: resetting liberal democracy's moral compass --
The legacy of virtue and vice: Mary Wollstonecraft and contemporary feminist care ethics.
Responsibility: Jocelyn M. Boryczka.

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