Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency

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Explores the significance of dependency work and care. By analyzing John Rawls' liberal theory and examples of public policy in the United States, the author aims to show how both theory and policy fail women when they miss the centrality of dependency to questions of justice. Contemporary ideas of equality are critically examined. The author argues that for a truly inclusive feminism it is essential to acknowledge human dependency and its consequences.
 

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Love's Labor, presents the foundation of Eva Kittay's understanding of dependency and relationality within the ethics of care. This book is a beautiful combination of academic essays and personal acounts of dependency. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Relationships of Dependency and Equality
23
Vulnerability and the Moral Nature
49
Part TwoPolitical Liberalism and Human Dependency
75
The Presuppositions of Equality
83
The Benefits and Burdens of Social Cooperation
100
Part Three Some Mothers Child
115
Not My Way Sesha Your Way Slowly
147
Maternal Thinking with a Difference
162
Afterword
182
Notes
189
References
220
Index
231
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About the author (1999)

Eva Kittay is Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook. She is the co-editor of both Metaphor, Women and Moral Theory (1990), and Frames, Fields and Contrasts (1992).

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