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Moral boundaries : a political argument for an ethic of care

Author: Joan C Tronto
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work contests the association of care with women alone as empirically and historically inaccurate, as well as politically unwise. It goes on to illustrate the ways in which society degrades the importance of caring in order to maintain the power of those who are privileged.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan C Tronto
ISBN: 0415906415 9780415906418 0415906423 9780415906425
OCLC Number: 28113830
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. Ch. 1. Moral Boundaries and Political Change. The Power of Context and the Context of Power. Three Moral Boundaries. Women's Morality As a Strategic Predicament. Argument of This Book --
pt. 2. Against "Women's Morality" Ch. 2. Universalistic Morality and Moral Sentiments. Morality and Forms of Life. Universalistic Morality and Eighteenth Century Life. Social Distance and the Demise of Moral Sentiments. The Containment of Women and the Engendering of Moral Sentiment. Lessons for an Ethic of Care. Ch. 3. Is Morality Gendered? Lawrence Kohlberg: The Virtuous Elite. Carol Gilligan's Different Voice and its Limits. Gender Ideology and Forms of Privilege At Work --
pt. 3. For An Ethic of Care. Ch. 4. Care. Defining Care. Marginalizing Care. The Promise of Care: Care's Power. Ch. 5. An Ethic of Care. The Practice of An Ethic of Care. Moral Dilemmas in the Practice of Care. Expanding Our Moral Terrain. Ethics and Politics.
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...Tornto's book challenges feminists to think harder about what it means to take care seriously as a political and theoretical ideal.

 
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