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Origin stories in political thought [electronic resource] : discourses on gender, power, and citizenship / Joanne H. Wright.

By: Wright, Joanne H. (Joanne Harriet), 1966-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 p.).ISBN: 9781442678149 (electronic bk.); 1442678143 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social contract | Fall of man | Nature and civilization | Political science -- Philosophy | State, The -- Origin | Patriarchy | Feminist theory | Plato. Timaeus | Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679. Leviathan | Pateman, Carole. Sexual contract | Science politique -- Philosophie | �Etat -- Origines | Patriarcat (Sociologie) -- Philosophie | Staat (politicologie) | Oorsprong | Filosofische aspecten | Politische Philosophie | Geschichte | Filosofische aspecten | Oorsprong | Staat (politicologie) | PHILOSOPHY / PoliticalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Origin stories in political thought.DDC classification: 320/.01 Other classification: 89.06 | MC 1000 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The origins imperative in political theory : an introduction -- The birth of philosophy : Plato's creation politics -- Hobbes and the discourse on origins -- Gender in Hobbes's origin story : the case for original maternal dominion -- Pateman's sexual contract : an origin story of her own -- Getting to the root of patriarchy : radical feminism's quest for origins -- Conclusion.
Review: "Joanne H. Wright's Origins Stories in Political Thought examines Plato's Timaeus, Hobbe's story of the state of nature and the social contract, and early Second Wave feminist stories about the beginnings of patriarchal social relations. Using a historically sensitive, feminist methodology, Wright documents and deconstructs the tradition of telling origin stories in the larger history of political thought." "Although individual tales have been assessed in current scholarship, the motif of the origin story itself has, until now, escaped systematic analysis. With meticulous research and convincing conclusions, Origin Stories in Political Thought makes a valuable contribution to both feminist and political studies."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-219) and index.

The origins imperative in political theory : an introduction -- The birth of philosophy : Plato's creation politics -- Hobbes and the discourse on origins -- Gender in Hobbes's origin story : the case for original maternal dominion -- Pateman's sexual contract : an origin story of her own -- Getting to the root of patriarchy : radical feminism's quest for origins -- Conclusion.

"Joanne H. Wright's Origins Stories in Political Thought examines Plato's Timaeus, Hobbe's story of the state of nature and the social contract, and early Second Wave feminist stories about the beginnings of patriarchal social relations. Using a historically sensitive, feminist methodology, Wright documents and deconstructs the tradition of telling origin stories in the larger history of political thought." "Although individual tales have been assessed in current scholarship, the motif of the origin story itself has, until now, escaped systematic analysis. With meticulous research and convincing conclusions, Origin Stories in Political Thought makes a valuable contribution to both feminist and political studies."--Jacket.

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