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Green, Karen
Previous owner's signature on ffep.This important and timely book challenges the direction taken by much recent work in the field of feminist studies. It mounts a powerful defence of humanism - a tradition of which many contemporary feminists have been sharply critical.Many feminists have viewed 'reason' and 'rationality' with deep suspicion. They have argued that reason was constructed by male philosophers in a way that excluded feminine traits: the man of reason was a masculine fiction.But this rejection of humanism assumes that there is only one tradition of humanism and only one conception of the rational individual. By carefully re-examining the texts of a feminist humanist tradition, Karen Green uncovers a different conception of the rational individual - a 'female version of rationality'. She captures the specificity of women's thought through a careful examination of their writings and their differences from the work of their male contemporaries.On this basis, Green argues that we need to reconceptualize both rationality and liberalism. Maintaining the ideal of rationality is quite compatible with understanding ourselves as embodied, emotional creatures whose sense of self is made up of a mixture of reason and feeling. Feminist humanism can provide a firm basis for political action and a compelling defence of equal political representation for women and men.211pp.
Polity Press, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0745614493
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Inventory #25301
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Edited By Bellamy,Nicholas
502pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0792389581
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Inventory #15445
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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McNay, Lois
This book reassesses theories of agency and gender identity against the backdrop of changing relations between men and women in contemporary societies. McNay argues that recent thought on the formation of the modern subject offers a one–sided or negative account of agency, which underplays the creative dimension present in the responses of individuals to changing social relations. An understanding of this creative element is central to a theory of autonomous agency, and also to an explanation of the ways in which women and men negotiate changes within gender relations. 190pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Polity Press, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0745613497
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Inventory #25187
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Nivarini, Sandeha
N.B. Some foxing to covers. Bottom right corner of front cover creased. 111pp.
Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, 1985, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Revised Edition. . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Inventory #26782
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Lindsey, Gene
Saudi Arabia is the centre of religious life for over one billion Muslims. It is the birthplace of Islam, Wahhabism, Osama bin Laden and most of the 9/11 hijackers. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia controls over one quarter of the world's diminishing oil reserves and billions of dollars worth of investments in the West and is often referred to as the only 'family-owned business in the United Nations'. The way the Saudis think, express themselves, act, work and solve problems is of increasing and overwhelming significance to the world. This candid, penetrating view of the culture, history and evolution of Saudi Arabia offers a thorough understanding of how the country developed and why things are as they are. 410pp.
Hippocrene Books Inc., 2006, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Revised and Updated Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0781810973
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Inventory #23906
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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