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Dancing with Iris: The Philosophy of Iris Marion Young (Studies in Feminist Philosophy)


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Iris Marion Young was a world-renowned feminist moral and political philosopher whose many books and articles spanned more than three decades. She explored issues of social justice and oppression theory, the phenomenology of women's bodies, deliberative democracy and questions of terrorism, violence, international law and the role of the national security state. Her works have been of great interest to those both in the analytic and Continental philosophical tradition, and her roots range from critical theory (Habermas and Marcuse), and phenomenology (Beauvoir and Merleau Ponty) to poststructural psychoanalytic feminism (Kristeva and Ingaray). This anthology of writings aims to carry on the fruitful lines of thought she created and contains works by both well-known and younger authors who explore and engage critically with aspects of her work. The essays include personal remembrances as well as a last interview with Young about her work. The essays are organized into topic areas that are of interest to students in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics, feminist theory, and political philosophy.

About the Author

Ann Ferguson is Emerita Professor of Women's Studies and Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Mechthild Nagel is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies at the State University of New York, College at Cortland.

Table of Contents

I. Homage to Iris Marion Young

1. Introduction, Ann Ferguson, (University of

Massachusetts, Amherst) and Mechthild Nagel, (State University of New York, College at Cortland)

2. When I think about myself as politically engaged, I think of myself as a citizen: Interview with Irish Young, Vlasta Jalusic, (Ljubljana University) and Mojca Pajnik, (Ljubljana University)

3. Letter to Iris Young, Karsten J. Struhl, (John Jay College of Criminal Justice

II. Embodiment, Phenomenology and Gender

4. Iris Young and the Gendering of Phenomenology, Sandra Bartky, (University of Illionis at Chicago)

5. Resonance and Dissonance: The Role of Personal Experience in Iris Marion Young's Feminist Phenomenology, Michaele Ferguson, (University of Colorado at Boulder)

6. Throwing Like a Girl, Dancing Like a Feminist Philosopher, Susan Leigh Foster, (UCLA)

7. Iris Marion Young: Between Phenomenology and Structural Injustice, Bonnie Mann, (University of Oregon)

III. Theorizing the State: Method, Violence and Resistance

8. LImagination au pouvoir: Comparing John Rawlss Method of Ideal Theory with Iris Marion Youngs Method of Critical Theory, Alison M. Jaggar, (University of Colorado at Boulder)

9. Thinking Between Democracy and Violence, Bat-Ami Bar On, (Binghamton University)

10. Engendering [In]Security and Terror: On the Protection Racket of Security States, Margaret Denike, (Carleton Univeristy)

IV. Justice: Ethics and Responsibility

11. Iris Young's Last Thoughts on Responsibility for Global Justice, Martha Nussbaum, (University of Chicago)

12. Injustice, Evil, and Oppression, Claudia Card, (University of Wisconsin)

13. The Faces of Animal Oppression, Lori Gruen, (Wesleyan University)

14. Making Character Disposition Matter in Young's Deliberative Democracy, Desirée Melton, (College of Notre Dame of Maryland)

V. Justice: Democracy and Inclusion

15. Iris Young, Global Responsibility and Solidarity, Ann Ferguson, (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

16. Varieties of Global Responsibility: Social Connection, Human Rights, and Transnational Solidarity, Carol C. Gould, (Temple University)

17. On Immigration Politics in the Context of European Societies and the Structural Inequality Model, Máriam Martinez, (Autonomous University of Madrid)

18. Womens Work Trips and Multifaceted Oppression, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, (State University of New York, College at Cortland)

Young Bibliography

General Bibliography


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The Philosophy of Iris Marion Young
Ferguson, Ann
Nagel, Mechtild
null, Ann
Nagel, Mechthild
null, Mechthild
Oxford University Press
Feminist theory
Political science -- Philosophy.
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Women's Studies - General
Women's Studies
Philosophy | Feminist
Feminist Studies-General
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Studies in Feminist Philosophy
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