By E. Bartlett
Reading feminism during the lens of Albert Camus's ethic of uprising, Elizabeth Bartlett offers an important new interpretation of either philosophies, revealing important insights, thoughts, and proposal to grapple with the problems of our day. settling on 4 center elements of the ethic of uprising to supply a framework in which disparate strands of feminist conception, ethics, and spirituality can cohere and turn into valuable, Bartlett exhibits how feminist concept has constructed and elucidated the meanings and implications of key ideas of uprising. Bartlett bargains right here a hopeful imaginative and prescient of a joyous, life-affirming ethic of "rebellious feminism" that resists oppression and injustice and affirms human dignity, justice and cohesion.
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Extra info for Rebellious Feminism: Camus's Ethic of Rebellion and Feminist Thought
Alison Jaggar argues that, “The standpoint of women is discovered through a collective process of political and scientific struggle. The distinctive social experience of women generates insights that are incompatible with men’s interpretations of reality and these insights provide clues to how reality might be interpreted from the standpoint of women. The validity of these insights, however, must be tested in political struggle . ” (Feminist 371). Similarly, Camus emphasized how the rebel finds his or her values in the process of political struggle: “Far from obeying abstract principles, [the rebel] discovers them only in the heat of battle” (Rebel 283).
In other words, I show how valuing immanence is necessary to rebellion. Finally, chapter eight provides a discussion of the implications of rebellion for feminist political practice. Rebellious acts are guided by a “politics of limits,” which limits rebellious practice in its scope, means, and basis. In examining the limited scope of rebellious practice, I focus on the balance of liberty and justice in Camus’s thought, and explore this balance in issues of feminist ethics and politics that have particularly struggled with it.
18 / rebellious feminism Outline of the Book Having staked that claim, I can continue with the investigation of the intersection of Camus’s rebellion and feminist thought. In the chapters that follow, I discuss each of the core components of rebellion, as well as rebellion’s epistemological base and its implications for political practice at much greater length. I elaborate not only on Camus’s meaning of these, but also how each is discovered, articulated, and developed in feminist thought, and how the two inform each other.