Feminist Ethics in Film

Reconfiguring Care through Cinema

Joseph H. Kupfer

Feminist Ethics in Film

Joseph H. Kupfer

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

126 pages | 6 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781841504063 Published July 2012 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Popular films can do more than merely entertain us; they can contribute to our understanding of human nature and the ethical theory that informs it. Feminist Ethics in Film explores a varied group of cinematic narratives from the perspective of care-based ethics. The interpersonal relationships they portray disclose important dimensions of care that have been overlooked in less contextualized discussions. In particular, the book examines the relationships between care and community, autonomy, family, and self transformation. Interpreting films from the perspective of the feminist ethics of care both expands our knowledge of this burgeoning area of philosophy and adds depth to our appreciation of the films.


Saturday Night Fever: Self-Care, Moral Growth and Narrative
Sea Changes: Failure to Care in The Squid and the Whale
The Bonds and Boundaries of Friendship in Friends with Money
From Despair to Care: Self-Transformation in Monster’s Ball
Tuning into Caring Community in Radio
Gandhi: The Ethics of Care in the Nation-State

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