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The Resource Compassionate authority : democracy and the representation of women, Kathleen B. Jones

Compassionate authority : democracy and the representation of women, Kathleen B. Jones

Label
Compassionate authority : democracy and the representation of women
Title
Compassionate authority
Title remainder
democracy and the representation of women
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen B. Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In COMPASSIONATE AUTHORITY Kathleen B. Jones takes up some of the most central debates in contemporary feminist analysis - debates concerning the nature of the categories of feminist theory, the development of alternative interpretative strategies in feminist theory, and the position of authority in both feminist theory and practice. Engaging the criticisms of feminist theory offered both by postmodernist feminists and the writings of feminists of color, and employing the textual strategies of feminist film theory, Jones reads canonical texts in modern political theory "against the grain." In doing so, she demonstrates the ways in which gender has been used to construct the paradigms of politics and the practices of authority. Jones explicates the historical roots of the definition of authority as sovereignty and considers the limited usefulness of this conceptualization for the feminist project. She counters this formulation of authority which has dominated political discourse for centuries with an alternative conceptualization of "compassionate authority." This feminist reconstruction of the theory and practice of authority provides a basis for the foundation of a new and meaningful order, for a "woman-friendly" polity. This work uses authority as the means to examine how political analysis is transformed by thinking through gender. In doing so, it makes an original and important contribution to the field of feminist political theory: a burgeoning field in which many political concepts have received rich and extensive treatment and yet, a field in which the question of authority has never before been systematically explored. Drawing on the writings of feminist philosophers, literary critics, film theorists, and historians, as well as on the more orthodox texts of political theory, this book will have broad appeal to scholars and students of women's studies, political science, and a range of interdisciplinary studies
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Jones, Kathleen B.
Dewey number
305.42
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236
LC item number
.J66 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Authority
  • Sovereignty
  • Feminist theory
  • Sexos, Papel de los
  • Autoridad
  • Soberanía
  • Gezag
  • Feministische filosofie
  • Politiek
  • Femmes en politique
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Autorité
  • Souveraineté
  • Théorie féministe
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Politik
  • Autorität
  • Politische Betätigung
  • Frau
  • Feminismus
Label
Compassionate authority : democracy and the representation of women, Kathleen B. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : feminist paradoxes and the trouble with authority -- Authority as sovereignty : gender, the social contract and univocal rule -- What sort of body is the body politic? -- Gender and the marks of authority, or why are there no good women rulers? -- What is authority? : Toward a feminist response -- The authoritativeness of women's experiences : the politics of interpretation -- Conclusion : democracy, leadership, augmentation, and the vernacular
Control code
26258372
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780415906449
Isbn Type
(PB)
Lccn
92024356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1483947
Label
Compassionate authority : democracy and the representation of women, Kathleen B. Jones
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : feminist paradoxes and the trouble with authority -- Authority as sovereignty : gender, the social contract and univocal rule -- What sort of body is the body politic? -- Gender and the marks of authority, or why are there no good women rulers? -- What is authority? : Toward a feminist response -- The authoritativeness of women's experiences : the politics of interpretation -- Conclusion : democracy, leadership, augmentation, and the vernacular
Control code
26258372
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780415906449
Isbn Type
(PB)
Lccn
92024356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1483947

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