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Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care

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Tronto contests the association of care with women alone as empirically and historically inaccurate, as well as politically unwise. She 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.

Synopsis:

In "Moral Boundaries" Joan C. Tronto provides one of the most original responses to the controversial questions surrounding women and caring. Tronto demonstrates that feminist thinkers have failed to realise the political context which has shaped their debates about care. It is her belief that care cannot be a useful moral and political concept until its traditional and ideological associations as a "women's morality" are challenged.

"Moral Boundaries" contests the association of care with women as empirically and historically inaccurate, as well as politically unwise. In our society, members of unprivileged groups such as the working classes and people of color also do disproportionate amounts of caring. Tronto presents care as one of the central activites of human life and illustrates the ways in which society degrades the importance of caring in order to maintain the power of those who are privileged.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-217) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415906425
Author:
Tronto, Joan
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Tronto, Joan
Author:
Tronto Joan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Caring
Subject:
Women -- Attitudes.
Subject:
Mujeres
Subject:
Sexos, Papel de los
Subject:
Feminism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Series Volume:
136
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.04x6.08x.58 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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Product details 240 pages Routledge - English 9780415906425 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In "Moral Boundaries" Joan C. Tronto provides one of the most original responses to the controversial questions surrounding women and caring. Tronto demonstrates that feminist thinkers have failed to realise the political context which has shaped their debates about care. It is her belief that care cannot be a useful moral and political concept until its traditional and ideological associations as a "women's morality" are challenged.

"Moral Boundaries" contests the association of care with women as empirically and historically inaccurate, as well as politically unwise. In our society, members of unprivileged groups such as the working classes and people of color also do disproportionate amounts of caring. Tronto presents care as one of the central activites of human life and illustrates 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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