Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care: Obama's Challenge to Patriarchy Hiding in Democracy

Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care Obama s Challenge to Patriarchy Hiding in Democracy David A J Richards s Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care builds on his and Carol Gilligan s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the s the po

  • Title: Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care: Obama's Challenge to Patriarchy Hiding in Democracy
  • Author: David A.J. Richards
  • ISBN: 9780415662291
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover
  • David A J Richards s Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care builds on his and Carol Gilligan s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind contemporary conservatism, and President Obama s present day appeal as well as the reasons for the reactionary politics against him.Richards beDavid A J Richards s Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care builds on his and Carol Gilligan s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind contemporary conservatism, and President Obama s present day appeal as well as the reasons for the reactionary politics against him.Richards begins by laying out the basics of the ethics of care and proposing an alternative basis for ethics relationality, which is based in convergent findings in infant research, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology He critically analyzes patriarchal politics and states that they are rooted in a reactionary psychology that attacks human relationality and ethics From there, the book examines the 1960s resistance movements and argues that they were fundamentally oriented around challenging patriarchy Richards asserts that the reactionary politics in America from the 1960s to the present are in service of an American patriarchy threatened by the resistance movements ranging from the 1960s civil rights movements to the present gay rights movement Reactionary politics intend to marginalize and even reverse the ethical achievements accomplished by resistance movements creating, in effect, a system of patriarchy hiding in democracy Richards consequently argues that Obama s appeal is connected to his challenge to this system of patriarchy and will examine both Obama s appeal and the reactions against him in light of the 2012 presidential election.This book positions recent American political development in a broad analysis of the role of patriarchy in human oppression throughout history, and argues that a feminist based ethics of care is necessary to form a humane and inclusive democratic politics.

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