Love and Politics: Women Politicians and the Ethics of Care
This volume is the first to use insights from recent feminist theory on the "ethic of care" to study the slow progress women have made toward political equality.Using empirical case-study materials, including her own interviews with female politicians, Mackay examines "care" as both a political practice and a political idea, using it to explain the current situation with regard to women's representation and to offer a prescription and resource for change.
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Culture and Performance: The Challenge of Ethics, Politics and Feminist Theory
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