Feminist Political and Legal Theory: The Public/Private Dichotomy

  • Alison Adam


As the previous chapter outlines, a study which brings feminist ethics to bear on computer ethics must attend to a wide range of feminist theory in the process. This serves to emphasize the ways in which feminism, as an academic discourse, has grown in theoretical and empirical content over the last thirty or more years. Put simply, there is no single body of knowledge labelled ‘feminism’ to draw upon, and no unitary stand to be taken which could be termed a feminist position in relation to computer ethics. It is doubtful whether there ever was, but the idea of a single feminist view is even more problematic, given the explosion of research and writing on feminism to which I refer. The problem, then, is to choose what is relevant and what will add depth to the analysis that I am constructing.


Public Sphere Political Theory Legal Theory Gender Relation Private Sphere 
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