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Boryczka, Jocelyn M
Suspect citizens : women, virtue, and vice in backlash politics / Jocelyn M. Boryczka
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HQ1236.5.U6 B67 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women -- Political activity -- United States
Feminist ethics -- United States
Political participation -- United States
Physical Description xii, 200 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-194) and index
Contents Conceptual locations: where virtue, vice and citizenship intersect -- The religious roots of moral guardianship: American women as the daughters of Eve and Zion -- "Back to virtue" backlash politics: privileging irresponsibility -- Suspect citizenship: from Lowell Mill girls to lesbian feminists and sadomasochism -- "Ozzie and Harriet" morality: resetting liberal democracy's moral compass -- The legacy of virtue and vice: Mary Wollstonecraft and contemporary feminist care ethics
Summary A feminist conceptual history that shows how American politics have largely defined women in terms of their reproductive and socializing functions, denying women full citizenship and devaluing their political activity
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