Carole Pateman, Martha C. Nussbaum, Judith Butler: Contemporary Feminist Theory

In the tradition of western political thought, we have found political philosophers examining the productive and coercive play of political power as it regulates the relations between individuals interacting with each other in the public sphere. Who are these individuals? Are they men or women? The demand that we pay attention to the gender identity of these individuals set off an explosion of writing in political thought and theory. How differently from male individuals are female individuals incorporated in social life and in the public domain, and what are the implications of this differential incorporation in the lives of men and women?

The first wave ...

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