Economic Injustice of Maternal Mortality. A Feminist Ethical Analysis

Author: Jones, Eileen Kerwin
Year:2008
Pages:328
ISBN:0-7734-4792-X
978-0-7734-4792-9
Price:219.95

Governor General's Award for Best Canadian Dissertation
This work is a response to the lack of theological reflection on the qualitatively different poverty endured by women, a concrete manifestation of which is maternal mortality. This work argues that the failure of liberation theology to attend adequately to the poverty of women compromises its commitment to solidarity with the oppressed.

Reviews

“[The author’s] analysis is fresh and clear, and it draws on both published and unpublished works to help provide the reader with a systematically organized understanding of the theological ethics of North America’s preeminent feminist theological ethicist Beverly Wildung Harrison.” - Prof. Kenneth R. Melchin, Saint Paul University

“This work employs feminist economic analysis to reveal the inadequacies of mainstream economic approaches; more specifically the author reveals the role of mainstream economics in masking, rationalizing and thereby perpetuating the gender and power differentials that undergird women’s poverty. Never have I encountered more sophisticated and effective use of feminist economic tools in theo-ethical analysis.” - Prof. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Seattle University

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
DEDICATION
INTRODUCTION
1. Maternal Mortality: A Concrete Consequence of Women’s Poverty
2. Maternal Mortality: Global Economics and the Well-being of Women
3. The “Judge-Act” Dimension: A Theo-ethical Response to Maternal Mortality
4. Deepening the “Judge-Act” Dimension: Harrison’s Concept of Justice and Social Theory
CONCLUSION
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX