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Cornell, Drucilla

Works: 88 works in 384 publications in 2 languages and 12,828 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Bibliography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1190, 305.4201
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Most widely held works by Drucilla Cornell
Feminism as critique : on the politics of gender by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection built on work in progress in Europe and North America, invoking critical theory and post-structuralism
Beyond accommodation : ethical feminism, deconstruction, and the law by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this acclaimed book, Drucilla Cornell challenges essentialist and naturalist accounts of feminine sexuality, arguing that any attempt to affirm woman's value and difference based on the maternal role legitimises the masculine fantasy of women
At the heart of freedom : feminism, sex, and equality by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geargumenteerd wordt dat vrouwen niet alleen moeten streven naar sociale gelijkheid maar ook naar seksuele vrijheid
Feminism and pornography( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Feminism and Pornography seeks to expand the parameters of the debate on pornography. This collection of essays offers an understanding of what pornography means to those who consume it, fight against it, work within it, and to those engaged in changing its meaning. It presents divergent points of view to address the complexity of sexual material and, by discussing the relationship between imperialism, the exotic, and the pornographic, the collection moves away from Eurocentric perspectives on pornography."--Jacket
The imaginary domain : abortion, pornography & sexual harassment by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Cornell develops a view of equality that provides a new perspective on the relationship of sexual difference to equality and of equality to freedom in the issues of abortion, pornography, and sexual harassment. This view of equality entails the equal protection of certain minimum conditions of individuation. The three conditions are as follows: 1) bodily integrity, 2) acces to symbolic forms sufficient to achieve linguistic skills permitting the differentiation of oneself from others, and 3) the protection of the imaginary domain itself. The detailed elaboration and defense of these conditions takes place within the chapters of the book
Deconstruction and the possibility of justice( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of these papers were presented at a symposium held at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on October 1-2, 1989
The philosophy of the limit by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Philosophy of the Limit Drucilla Cornell examines the relationship of deconstruction to questions of ethics, justice, and legal interpretation. She argues that renaming deconstruction "the philosophy of the limit" will allow us to be more precise about what deconstruction actually is philosophically and hence to articulate more clearly its significance for law. Cornell explores the ethical and juridical significance of the so-called postmodern rebellion against metaphysics. A shared ethical rebellion links philosophers as different as Theodor Adorno, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Emmanuel Levinas. Together they present a new ethical configuration, new in its difference from both the critical social theory of Jurgen Habermas and the analytic jurisprudence of Nagel and Rawls. A key aspect of this newness is the centrality given to the relationship between questions of ethics and sexual difference. Cornell argues that the appeal of Lacan's analysis to feminists is that it helps to explain the profound hold the gender hierarchy has over Western culture, including its theories of political transformation. Cornell examines Derrida's position on the significance of the gender hierarchy in philosophy and explores its ethical and political importance. Derrida's intervention against legal positivism has important implications for the legal reforms necessary to protect marginalized groups. His emphasis on the limit, she argues, is crucial to those whose well-being and very lives may depend on legal transformation, women and homosexuals, for example. Cornell's focus on the importance of the limit and the centrality of the gender hierarchy allows her to offer a view of jurisprudence different from both critical social theory and analytic jurisprudence. In 1992, as we watch the long-fought-for civil rights of women systematically overturned, we have reason to think about how the connections she makes shed light on an underlying truth of our social, political, and legal reality
Clint Eastwood and issues of American masculinity by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her fresh and revealing readings of the films, Cornell takes up pressing issues of masculinity as it is caught up in the very definition of ideas of revenge, violence, moral repair, and justice. Eastwood grapples with this involvement of masculinity in and through many of the great symbols of American life, including cowboys, boxing, police dramas, and ultimately war ... Cornell's book is not a traditional book of film criticism or a cinematographic biography. Rather, it is a work of social commentary and ethical philosophy. In a world in which we seem to be losing our grip on shared symbols, along with community itself, Eastwood's films work with the fragmented symbols that remain to us in order to engage masculinity with the most profound moral and ethical issues facing us today."--Publisher's description
Transformations : recollective imagination and sexual difference by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a unique rethinking of political transformation, Drucilla Cornell argues for the crucial role of psychoanalysis in social theory in voicing connection between our constitution as gendered subjects and social and political change
Hegel and legal theory by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings from a conference held in March 1988 and sponsored by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Just cause : freedom, identity, and rights by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending ideals : war, democracy, and political struggles by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Defending Ideals Cornell looks at the crisis on the left and asks how we can turn back toward more left wing ideals. The book addresses mainstream critiques of idealism and ideals, and studies the meaning of freedom though various lenses as well as the dissolution of feminism. Cornell threads and critiques Amartya Sen, Adorno, Martha Nussbaum, John Rawls, Richard Falk and Paul Berman, among others, as she reclaims a more liberal America, and looks at the future of freedom, and the meaning of equality and global development
Moral images of freedom : a future for critical theory by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers like Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter Benjamin. As a whole the book attempts to respond to nihilistic claims about the empty purpose of critical theory in a world so utterly captured by violence in all of its worst forms: economic, social, political, and cultural. Instead, this book draws together a sweeping thread of hope in the varied symbolic forms of freedom persistent throughout the work of a broader range of
Symbolic forms for a new humanity : cultural and racial reconfigurations of critical theory by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dialogue with Afro-Caribbean philosophy, this book seeks in Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms a new vocabulary for approaching central intellectual and political issues of our time
The spirit of revolution : beyond the dead ends of man by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reaffirms what is most basic in feminism : the attack on the "universality" and sovereignty of Man , but contends that the only way this can mean anything other than pessimistic rhetoric is to embrace human agency and the struggle against colonialism and capitalism. In a series of "creolized" readings , Foucault with Ali Shari'ati, Lacan with Fanon, and Spinoza with Sylvia Wynter , the authors demonstrate what is at stake in the ongoing debate between humanism and posthumanism, putting this debate in the context of contemporary global crises and the possibilities of revolution
Law and revolution in South Africa : uBuntu, dignity, and the struggle for constitutional transformation by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relation between law and revolution is one of the most pressing questions of our time. As one country after another has faced the challenge that comes with the revolutionary overthrow of past dictatorships, how one reconstructs a new government is a burning issue. South Africa, after a long and bloody armed struggle and a series of militant uprisings, negotiated a settlement for a new government and remains an important example of what a substantive revolution might look like. The essays collected in this book address both the broader question of law and revolution and some of the specific
UBuntu and the law : African ideals and postapartheid jurisprudence( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mandate of dignity : Ronald Dworkin, revolutionary constitutionalism, and the claims of justice by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrity to the past -- The Hegelian conception of a properly constituted community -- Law's empire in South Africa -- The quest for unity of value -- Integrity to dignity -- Dignity and responsibility in South African law
Albie Sachs and transformation in South Africa : from revolutionary activist to constitutional court judge by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many critical theorists talk and write about the day after the revolution, but few have actually participated in the constitution of a revolutionary government. Emeritus Justice Albie Sachs was a freedom fighter for most of his life. He then played a major role in the negotiating committee for the new constitution of South Africa, and was subsequently appointed to the new Constitutional Court of South Africa. Therefore, the question of what it means to make the transition from a freedom fighter to a participant in a revolutionary government is not abstract, in Hegel's sense of the word, it is
Between women and generations : legacies of dignity by Drucilla Cornell( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fundamental argument of Between Women and Generations is that all women have dignity: we must ensure that they have the conditions under which they can claim that dignity in their own lives; even if they are physically harmed or morally wronged, their dignity cannot be lost." "Cornell uses the personal as a springboard to discuss contemporary issues concerning women today. She engages with the difficult nature of intergenerational relationships between women by writing about her relationship to her own mother. In telling the story of her adoption of Sarita Graciela Kellow Cornell, her Paraguayan daughter, and of her relationship with UNITY, a cooperative of house cleaners in Long Island, New York, Cornell creates a powerful picture of the legacies of dignity between women and generations."--Jacket
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At the heart of freedom : feminism, sex, and equality
Alternative Names

Cornell, Drucilla

Cornell, Drusilla 1950-

Drucilla Cornell Amerikaans filosofe

Drucilla Cornell US-amerikanische Hochschullehrerin für Rechtswissenschaften, Frauenforschung und Politikwissenschaften

코넬, 드루실라

コーネル, ドゥルシラ


English (285)

Japanese (4)

Beyond accommodation : ethical feminism, deconstruction, and the lawAt the heart of freedom : feminism, sex, and equalityFeminism and pornographyThe imaginary domain : abortion, pornography & sexual harassmentDeconstruction and the possibility of justiceThe philosophy of the limitClint Eastwood and issues of American masculinityTransformations : recollective imagination and sexual difference