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  1. Mahmood, Liberalism, and Agency.Bharat Ranganathan - 2016 - Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 99 (3):246-66.
    In her book, Politics of Piety, Saba Mahmood (1) challenges liberal views about agency, and (2) offers her own account of agency. This article argues that Mahmood’s characterization of liberal agency is a caricature. Contrary to her view, liberalism isn’t merely procedural but rather espouses stringent commitments toward protecting people’s basic rights and liberties. This article then argues that her account of agency may entail practices decried by liberal and some feminist theorists. Specifically, practices that override one’s status in moral (...)
     
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  2. Mahmood, Feminism, and Agency.Bharat Ranganathan - 2016 - Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 99 (3):246-66.
     
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    Eros After Nature.Chandler D. Rogers - 2016 - Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 99 (3):223-245.
    On ground shared by environmental hermeneutics, critical social theory, and environmentally minded feminism, this article attempts to conciliate between the nearly antithetical ethical viewpoints of environmental philosophers David Abram and Steven Vogel. It will demonstrate first that Abram’s linguistic arguments for extending ethical considerability to nonhuman nature succumb to two of Vogel’s debilitating critiques, which it labels the social constructivist critique and the discourse ethics critique, and secondly that Abram fails to guard against the problem of human-human oppression. The article (...)
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