Back To School Sale: Thousands of textbooks, only $25 each hardcover! Available through Aug 29, 2018.

Habermas and Feminism

Critical Reflections on Normativity

Authors: Duncan, Taine

  • Fills a gap in the literature by providing an updated critique and examination of Habermas' thought (including his most recent work) as it relates to ethical and political feminist philosophy 
  • Explains how conceptions of diversity and relationality can supply a rich formulation of solidarity as the model for political action
  • Addresses timely philosophical and political issues such as intersectionality, disability theory, and theories of difference, while situating the discussion historically
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 69,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33765-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 88,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33764-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

In this volume, Taine Duncan offers a critique of Jürgen Habermas inspired by ethical and political feminist philosophy. She argues for a critical, theoretically grounded relational ethics and maintains that modern critical theory must be sensitive to social, political, and embodied difference. The utopian spirit of normative ethics, she suggests, can only be fairly achieved by fluidly working together for shared interests. By synthesizing feminist hopes for utopian ideals with the concept of solidarity that emerges from a relational ethics, this book puts forth a feminist project of cosmopolitanism as foundational for an ethical society. Habermas and Feminism explores the relevance of Habermas to philosophy while discussing how his strictures and assumptions limit what normative ethics should actually engender, a notion of embodied subjectivity contributing to emancipation and political participation. 
Duncan delves into the pressing contemporary need for an emancipatory democratic theory that is responsive to feminist thought and takes intersectionality, immigration issues, and disability theory into account. By contrasting Habermas’ recent applications of normativity and consensus with the realities of feminist concerns, this book offers an alternative critical theoretical perspective. 

About the authors

 Taine M. Duncan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Director of Gender Studies at the University of Central Arkansas, USA. She earned her PhD in philosophy from Duquesne University, USA, while also completing a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies. Her research and teaching engages critical theories of all kinds, including critical theories of race and feminist philosophy. Her previously published research includes work on marginalized identities, sexuality, and utopic critical theory.  

Buy this book

eBook 69,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33765-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 88,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33764-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Habermas and Feminism
Book Subtitle
Critical Reflections on Normativity
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Author
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33765-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33764-7
Edition Number
1
Topics