Just Life

Just Life

Author: Mary C. Rawlinson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231541190

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Just Life reorients ethics and politics around the generativity of mothers and daughters rather than the right to property and the sexual proprieties of the oedipal drama. Invoking two concrete universals—everyone is born of a woman and everyone needs to eat—Rawlinson rethinks labor and food as relationships that make ethical claims and sustain agency. Just Life counters the capitalization of bodies under biopower with the solidarity of sovereign bodies.