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The assumption of the fight for reputation gains prominently within the paintings of assorted thinkers from Charles Taylor and Jurgen Habermas to Axel Honneth and Nancy Fraser who're thinking about the centrality of problems with identification in smooth society. In differing methods, those thinkers use the belief of popularity to enhance debts of the person that are against the asocial individualism of liberal concept and to the abstraction of a lot paintings at the topic. the belief of popularity expresses the inspiration that individuality is an intersubjective phenomenon shaped via pragmatic interactions with others. by way of highlighting the intersubjective gains of individuality, the belief of popularity has either descriptive and normative content material and it has very important implications for a feminist account of gender id. during this significant and unique ebook, Lois McNay argues that the insights of the popularity theorists are undercut via their reliance on an insufficient account of energy. the assumption of popularity is determined by an account of social family members as extrapolations of a primal dyad of interplay that overlooks the complicated ways that individuality is hooked up to summary social constructions in modern society. utilizing Bourdieu's relational sociology, McNay develops an alternate account of person corporation that connects identification to constitution. by way of focussing on problems with gender id and business enterprise, she opens up new pathways to maneuver past the oppositions among fabric and cultural feminisms.

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12. Hasia M. Diner and Beryl Lieff Benderly, Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in American from Colonial Times to the Present (New York: Basic Books, 2002), 25–27. 13. Quoted in Jacob R. Marcus, The American Jewish Women: A Documentary History (New York: KTAV Publishing, 1981), 3–5. Also see Diner and Benderly, Her Works Praise Her, 24. 14. Kathleen M. Brown, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996), 256–258.

C. , The Great Awakening (New Haven, CT, 1972), 146, quoted in Godbeer, Sexual Revolution in Early America, 238–239. 21. Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale, 145–147. © 2011 ABC-Clio. All Rights Reserved. 26 Women’s Roles in Eighteenth-Century America 22. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Good Wives: Image and Reality in Northern New England, 1650–1750 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1983), 122–123. 23. Godbeer, Sexual Revolution in Early America, 314. 24. Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale, 156. 25. Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale, 148–157.

Sally Logan Fisher Diary, June 1, 1777, and January 1, 1786, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Abigail Greenleaf to Robert T. Paine, March 18, 1755, Paine Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, quoted in Norton, Liberty’s Daughters, 100–102. 62. On Republican Motherhood, see Linda K. Kerber, Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980). 63. cfm. 64. Ulrich, Good Wives, 70–71. 65. Main, Peoples of a Spacious Land, 217–221.

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