09 Jan Caring Democracy: The Paradigm Changes
Joan Tronto (Political Science, University of Minnesota)
Thursday, January 9, 2014 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
The feminist ethic of care grew out of a challenge to the traditional public/private split with its exclusion of women from the public sphere. In the past generation, though, neoliberal economic and political policies have reduced the prospects for collective life in a “public” sphere. This talk will discuss how care, beginning from different ontological, epistemological, ethical and political premises, can serve as an overarching critique of neoliberalism. Joan Tronto is the author of Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality, and Justice and Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care. She is the co-editor, with Cathy Cohen and Kathy Jones, of Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader.
Sponsored by the Hull Lecture on Women and Social Justice, the IHC’s Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune Endowment, and the IHC’s Value of Care series.