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Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace Paperback – January 31, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0807014097 ISBN-10: 0807014095

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (January 31, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807014095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807014097
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Mothers bear the brunt of the job of nurturing, protecting and caring for children, so couldn't the maternal instinct or outlook be tapped to galvanize a nonviolent, anti-militarist politics of peace? That is what Ruddick proposes in this well-intentioned but muddled philosophical treatise. She argues that the everyday chores of mothering foster a distinctly maternal style of thinking that fuses feeling, reflection and action. As defined here, "maternal thinking" breeds respect for individual differences, as well as a commitment to resolve disputes without fisticuffs. Ruddick notes, however, that "mothers are often militant and usually support the war policies of their states," and that many mothers train their tots in "unquestioning obedience." Undaunted by these realities, she looks to U.S. feminist struggles and Latin American women's resistance movements for ways to turn more mothers against the Bomb.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Undone on March 24, 2008
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Stunning elegant unforgettable book, deeply moving, personally and politically crucial in many ways from which people with different perspectives will feel and learn. A genuine lasting contribution to philosophy and many other fields. This book has already been recognized as a groundbreaking classic. It will always be relevant and a point of departure for many fields and practices. It is beautifully written. By now it has proven to be constantly cited in many books and journals and conferences in many fields, and in countless probing conversations. It addresses peace work in a novel way. It addresses the underrated work of "mothering" (which in the book is called "maternal work" that the book argues can be done by anyone, not just "mothers", -- this work can be done by anyone who is committed to doing what the work entails, and the author welcomes others into this work) as the most challenging kind of thinking and practice, and as a form of philosophical thinking. On the way it situates its place in feminist critiques of Western philosophical thought in epistemology and discusses feminist debates, while also interweaving the author's own and others' anecdotal stories, also drawing on literature. The author invites discussion. She views all the topics and issues as not only worthy of further discussion, that she intends to initiate, but as crucial politically and for child-rearing and for freedom, respect and rights for women and for mothers.Read more ›
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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful By H. Davis on December 10, 2007
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Topic-wise this book is fascinating. Unfortunately it reads like a very monotonous textbook.

Example: "Practicalist reject a recurrent philosophical fantasy of finding a langage free from the limits of any language in which to speak of the limits of all language. Limit and perspective are intrinsic to language and to thought, not a deficiency of them. In particular, practicalists have been suspicious of attributing to science a priviledged relation to reality and making scientific knowledge the paradigm of intellectual accountability against which all other ways of knowing are tested.(pg. 15)"

Not for light reading.
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By momomo58 on April 7, 2011
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This book is clearly written on a extreme biased point of view. While I understand most writings tend to be biased, good writers are able to engage the reader who may even disagree with the author's point of view; this fails.
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