Ruth O'Brien

Professor, Editor, Author – Out of Many, One: Obama & the 3rd American Political Tradition – (content reflects my academic freedom & personal freedom of thought)

Bodies in Revolt Gender, Disability, and a Workplace Ethic of Care


Bodies in Revolt

Gender, Disability, and a Workplace Ethic of Care

By Ruth O’Brien

Foreword by Martha Albertson Fineman

Bodies in Revolt argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) could humanize capitalism by turning employers into care-givers, creating an ethic of care in the workplace. Unlike other feminists, Ruth O’Brien bases her ethics not on benevolence, but rather on self-preservation. She relies on Deleuze’s and Guttari’s interpretation of Spinoza and Foucault’s conception of corporeal resistance to show how a workplace ethic that is neither communitarian nor individualistic can be based upon the rallying cry “one for all and all for one.”

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
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