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Book talk by Dr. Jocelyn Boryczka

12/05/2012, LIU Brooklyn Event - Book Talk Dec 5Library Learning Center, 515, Brooklyn, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Book TalkThe Gender Studies Program and the Political Science Department are co-sponsoring a book talk by Dr. Jocelyn Boryczka, regarding the book Suspect Citizens: Women, Virtue and Vice in Backlash Politics (2012) Temple University Press.

This book examines the cycle of backlashes against women’s ongoing struggle for equality, freedom and inclusion in American politics. “Developing the gendered dynamics of virtue and vice, Dr. Boryczka exposes the paradox of how women are perceived as both virtuous moral guardians and vice-ridden suspect citizens capable of jeopardizing the entire nation’s exceptional future. She uses wide-ranging examples from the Puritans and contemporary debates over sex education to S & M lesbian feminists and the ethics of care to show how to move beyond virtue and vice to a democratic feminist ethics. Suspect Citizens advances a politics of collective responsibility and belonging.” Temple University Press.

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