Do a good deed – suggest some women!

The request below just came up on Philos-L, asking for significant publications and authors on societal forms of violence to list on their website [UPDATE: This is the link that should work in North America]. Their list of the ‘most significant authors in the field’ only includes women at present. So, since they are asking for suggestions, let’s all think of some female authors to suggest (as well as male ones!):

The IOWGT Website publishes the best that has been thought and said on societal forms of violence, establishing a resource for scholars around the world. A typical paper appearing on our website is read by 3000-5000 visitors—attracting more readers in a year than a typical journal publication attracts in a lifetime.

Our website presents writings from some of the most significant authors on these topics, including:

Are there significant publications we are missing—authors whose writings belong on our website? Please convey your suggestions to me

We hope you will use our Website in your research and teaching—and return to it frequently.

Best regards,

Orion Anderson
Editor-in-Chief of the IOWGT Website

10 thoughts on “Do a good deed – suggest some women!

  1. Claudia Card, of course. There are a number of her papers listed on phil papers.

    There are many women working in at least related fields. Putting on thinking cap…

  2. On the relationship between violence and oppression (making violence a social issue), Ann Cudd (Analyzing Oppression) and various works by Iris Marion Young.

    Also, Judith Butler discusses forms of social violence in various works.

  3. I’ll email the e-ddress as directed in the OP, but just to toot the horn to the feminist community:

    Speaking of Claudia Card, the anthology, _Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card_, co-edited by me and Andrea Veltman, is out and available, with contributions by relevant philosophers including Cudd and Card!

  4. I just went to the relevant website, and three women are on it in addition to the ten men: Carolyn Marvin, Elaine Scarry, and Ruth Stein. So it’s not nothin’! Their list of ‘including’ is only men, but the list in the request is not an exhaustive list of the webpage, and I imagine they’d agree with me that Elaine Scarry, in particular, is most excellent.

  5. Kate, thank you for checking that, I failed to.

    Though that does make it a bit chilling still that their published ‘shortlist’ was all male……

  6. Chapter 3 of Uma Narayan’s wonderful 1997 book “Dislocating Cultures” just happens to be in the middle of the lesson plans for my Global Ethics course I was looking over when I just read the comments here.

    This chapter is on “Thinking About Dowry-Murders in India and Domestic-Violence Murders in the United States” within the larger context of “Cross-Cultural Connections, Border-Crossings, and “Death by Culture”.

    Narayan’s particular analysis and general points are incredibly relevant and important today. Maybe more on this later…


    P. S. – The two links in the main post do not work for me in the states – they direct me to a login page for a UK school, in case anyone who cares did not know. If anyone does care, you might want to update the original post and delete this post script.

  7. I’m trying to think about why Arendt isn’t on the list. Is there a reason why such an obvious person is not there?

  8. jj, I assume that is because the website is listing living philosophers who can consent to web-publication, and helpfully send along their works?

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