Feminist Interpretations of Jane Addams
In this discussion I will show how Addams used these bodies of knowledge in shaping a pragmatist-feminist analysis of the devil baby tales and of domestic violence. Pragmatists begin with people's concrete experience within specific, lived contexts and then return to experience to test their theories and concepts. Feminist pragmatists such as Addams give women's experiences central place. In her analysis of the devil baby tales and domestic violence, Addams presents the most marginalized women, not merely as victims, but as agents and artists in their own right.
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Fischer, Marilyn, "Trojan Women and Devil Baby Tales: Jane Addams on Domestic Violence" (2010). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 152.