Feminists Read Habermas (RLE Feminist Theory): Gendering the Subject of Discourse, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 020309400X
  • ISBN-13: 9780203094006
  • DDC: 305.4201
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This important new collection considers Jurgen Habermas's discourse theory from a variety of feminist vantage points. Habermas's theory represents one of the most persuasive current formulations of moral and political notions of subjectivity and normativity. Feminist scholars have been drawn to his work because it reflects a tradition of emancipatory political thinking rooted in the Enlightenment and engages with the normative aims of emancipatory social movements. The essays in Feminists Read Habermas analyze various aspects of Habermas's theory, ranging from his moral theory to political issues of identity and participation. While the contributors hold widely different political and philosophical views, they share a conviction of the potential significance of Habermas's work for feminist reflections on power, norms and subjectivity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Note on the Text.
1: What's Critical about Critical Theory?.
2: Critical Social Theory and Feminist Critiques: The Debate with Jürgen Habermas.
3: The Public and the Private Sphere: A Feminist Reconsideration.
4: Women and the “Public Use of Reason”.
5: From Communicative Rationality to Communicative Thinking: A Basis for Feminist Theory and Practice.
6: Feminist Discourse/Practical Discourse.
7: The Debate over Women and Moral Theory Revisited.
8: Discourse in Different Voices.
9: Autonomy, Recognition, and Respect: Habermas, Benjamin, and Honneth.
10: Discourse Ethics and Feminist Dilemmas of Difference.
11: Toward a Model of Self-Identity: Habermas and Kristeva.