Public Man, Private Woman
Public Man, Private Woman
Princeton University Press

Public Man, Private Woman

  • Publish Date: 1993-03-08
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Jean Elshtain

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Focusing on the Western philosophical tradition and the work of contemporary feminists, Jean Elshtain explores the general tendency to assert the primacy of the public worldthe political sphere dominated by menand to denigrate the private worldthe familial sphere dominated by women. She offers her own positive reconstruction of the public and the private in a feminist theory that reaffirms the importance of the family and envisions an ethical polity.

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