ISBN 9780719059131,Men in Political Theory

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ISBN 9780719059131

Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780719059131

ISBN-10 0719059135


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

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Men in Political Theory builds on feminist re-readings of the traditional canon of male writers in political philosophy by turning the "gender lens" on to the representation of men in widely studied texts. It explains the distinction between "man" as an apparently de-gendered "individual" or "citizen" and "man" as an overtly gendered being in human society. The ten chapters on Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Engels show the operation of the "gender lens" in different ways, depending on how each philosopher deploys concepts of men and masculinity to pose and solve classic problems.