Latin American Feminist Ethics and Politics

Authored by: Amy A. Oliver

The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138795921
eBook ISBN: 9781315758152
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Examining feminist ethics in Latin America is necessarily an interdisciplinary endeavor. While the number of feminists in professional philosophy in Latin America continues to increase, historians and social scientists such as the Mexican anthropologist Lourdes Arizpe, of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Elizabeth Jelin, an Argentine sociologist who earned her doctorate at the University of Texas, have been important forerunners in engaging in feminist ethical discussions. Human rights and relatively new academic fields such as memory studies also intersect with feminist ethics. Writers, artists, and filmmakers additionally contribute to shaping the contours of feminist ethics. This chapter addresses common practices in women’s expression, ethical perspectives on women’s historical struggles, late twentieth-century consciousness-raising, and contemporary feminist ethics.

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