The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics by Josephine DonovanThe Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics by Josephine Donovan

The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics

EditorJosephine Donovan, Carol Adams

Paperback | December 6, 2007

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In Beyond Animal Rights, Josephine Donovan and Carol J. Adams introduced feminist "ethic of care" theory into philosophical discussions of the treatment of animals. In this new volume, seven essays from Beyond Animal Rights are joined by nine new articles-most of which were written in response to that book-and a new introduction that situates feminist animal care theory within feminist theory and the larger debate over animal rights. Contributors critique theorists' reliance on natural rights doctrine and utilitarianism, which, they suggest, have a masculine bias. They argue for ethical attentiveness and sympathy in our relationships with animals and propose a link between the continuing subjugation of women and the human domination of nature. Beginning with the earliest articulation of the idea in the mid-1980s and continuing to the theory's most recent revisions, this volume presents the most complete portrait of the evolution of the feminist-care tradition.

Josephine Donovan is professor emerita at the University of Maine and the author of Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions and Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405-1726, among other books.Carol J. Adams is an independent scholar whose focus is on interrelated oppressions and whose books include The Sexual Politics of Meat, Pray...
Title:The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:December 6, 2007Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231140398

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents IntroductionThe War on Compassion (2006)Carol J. AdamsPart I: Foundational Articles by 1985-1996 1. The Liberation of Nature: A Circular Affair (1985)Marti Kheel2. Animal Rights and Feminist Theory (1990)Josephine Donovan3. Toward an Ecological Ethic of Care (1991)Deane Curtin4. Your Daughter or Your Dog? A Feminist Assessment of the Animal Research Issue (1991)Deborah Slicer5. Justice, Caring, and Animal LiberationBrian Luke6. The Caring Sleuth: Portrait of an Animal Rights Activist (1994)Kenneth Shapiro7. Attention to Suffering: Sympathy as a Basis for Ethical Treatment of Animals (1994)Josephine Donovan8. Caring About Suffering: A Feminist Exploration (1995)Carol J. AdamsPart II: Responses by 1998-2006 9. Toward a Non-Property Status for Animals (1998)Thomas G. Kelch10. Protecting Children and Animals from Abuse: A Trans-Species Concept of Caring (1999)James Garbarino11. The Role of the Rational and the Emotive in a Theory of Animal Rights (1999)Thomas G. Kelch12. The Ethic of Care and the Problem of Wild Animals (2003)Grace Clement13. Of Mice and Men: A Feminist Fragment on Animal Rights (2004)Catharine A. MacKinnon14. Empathy and Vegetarian Commitments (2004)Lori Gruen15. On the Backs of Animals: The Valorization of Reason in Contemporary Animal Ethics (2005)Cathryn Bailey16. Caring to Dialogue: Feminism and the Treatment of Animals (2006)Josephine DonovanBibliographyContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

This book is dubbed a reader and is without peer in that capacity. Serious students in (feminist) animal ethics should read it closely.