The autonomy myth : a theory of dependency / Martha Albertson Fineman

Author(s): Fineman, Martha
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Subjects: Family policy--United States
Autonomy (Philosophy)--United States
Social justice--United States
Equality--United States
United States--Social policy--1993-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2004
LC Classification: H, HN
Physical Description: xxiv, 387 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1. Foundational Myths: Autonomy, Dependency, and Social Debt 1
Ch. 1. Exploring Foundational Myths 7
Ch. 2. Dependency and Social Debt: Cracking the Foundational Myths 31
Pt. 2. Institutionalizing Autonomy 55
Ch. 3. The Family in the Rhetoric of Civil Society Privileging Marriage 71
Ch. 4. Why Marriage? 95
Ch. 5. The Future of Marriage 121
Pt. 3. Feminist Critiques of the Family 143
Ch. 6. Feminism and the Family Implementing Equality, Achieving Autonomy 156
Ch. 7. Mothering in a Gender-Neutral World 182
Pt. 4. The Autonomous Individual and the Autonomous Family Within the Social Contract 205
Ch. 8. Recasting the Social Contract 218
Ch. 9. The Tentative Workplace 241
Ch. 10. The Tenable State 263
Postscript 292
Notes 309
Index 371
Notes: LCCN: 2003051302
ISBN: 1565847601 (hc)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-369) and index
OCLC Number: 52165936
ISBN/ISSN: 1565847601