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Capitalism, For and Against
A Feminist Debate

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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521114073

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  • Political philosophy and feminist theory have rarely examined in detail how capitalism affects the lives of women. Ann Cudd and Nancy Holmstrom take up opposing sides of the issue, debating whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal and whether as an actually existing economic system it is good for women. In a discussion covering a broad range of social and economic issues, including unequal pay, industrial reforms and sweatshops, they examine how these and other issues relate to women and how effectively to analyze what constitutes ‘capitalism' and ‘women's interests'. Each author also responds to the opposing arguments, providing a thorough debate of the topics covered. The resulting volume will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, women's studies and global affairs.

    • Explores capitalism through a unique perspective incorporating political philosophy and feminist theory
    • Provides thorough arguments from each proponent and responses to those arguments
    • Examines a broad range of economic concerns from domestic labour to international trade issues
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    "....lively and well-written contributions draw on and deploy many arguments and distinctions familiar within contemporary political philosophy, set out in a pleasingly non-technical fashion... this book could serve as an introduction to a range of contemporary debates, not only concerning the definition and fortunes of capitalism, but also the analysis of freedom, the justification of private property, and the difficulties of collective rationality, among other key issues.... an excellent account of the issues.
    --Jonathan Wolff, University College London, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

    "...should be widely read, discussed, and debated..."
    --Julie P. Torrant, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521114073
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Part I. For Capitalism as a Feminist Ideal and Reality Ann Cudd:
    1. Introduction
    2. The empirical case for capitalism as an actually existing system
    3. The theoretical explanation of capitalism's success
    4. Feminist critiques of capitalism
    5. Fetishism
    6. Enlightened capitalism: a feminist capitalist manifesto
    Part II. Against Capitalism as Theory and as Reality Nancy Holmstrom:
    7. Introduction
    8. Capitalism in theory: ideals and limits
    9. Capitalism in reality
    10. Human interests are women's interests
    11. Conclusion. What is the alternative and what should feminists do now?
    Part III. Responses:
    12. Ann Cudd's reply to Nancy Holmstrom
    13. Nancy Holmstrom's reply to Ann Cudd.

  • Authors

    Ann Cudd, University of Kansas
    Ann E. Cudd is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Humanities, University of Kansas. She is the author of Analyzing Oppression (2006), and co-edited (with Anita Superson) Theorizing Backlash (2002) and (with Robin Andreason) Feminist Theory (2005).

    Nancy Holmstrom, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Nancy Holmstrom is Professor Emerita and former Chair of Philosophy at Rutgers University, Newark. She is the author of numerous articles on core topics in social philosophy and the editor of The Socialist Feminist Project: A Contemporary Reader in Theory and Politics (2002).

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