Property, Women and Politics deconstructs and contests the concept of property. But it also uses important insights in recent feminist thought to suggest productive directions for a reconstructed theory of property, one in which women's work counts. The reconstructed model is applied to such pressing areas of medical ethics as egg and sperm donation, contract motherhood, abortion, and the sale of foetal tissue. In addition, it shows how we can revise our assumptions about the 'marriage contract'.
This book is intended for a wide readership in women's studies, political theory, medical ethics, law and social policy, and for both academic and a lay reader, combining as it does current topics of public policy with a sound theoretical discussion.
1. Property, Particularism and Moral Persons.
2. Origins, Narratives and Households.
3. Contract, Marriage and Property in the Person.
4. Property and Moral Self-Development.
5. Labour, Alienation and Reproduction.
6. Another Sort of Subject?.
7. Reconstructing Property.