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Edited By: Sally J. Scholz (Villanova University) Book Review Editor: Shelley Wilcox (San Francisco State University)

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Volume 27, Number 3, Summer 2012
Special Issue: Animal Others
Guest Editors: Lori Gruen and Kari Weil

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Scholarship in "Animal Studies" has grown considerably over the last few years, yet the feminist insights that much of this work borrows from and builds on remain relatively unrecognized. This special issue of Hypatia helps remedy this by showcasing exciting new work by leading feminist animal studies scholars on the intersections of sex, race, gender, and species. The contributors rethink and redefine (or undefine) categories such as animal-woman-nature-body, re-examining concerns that are central to both feminist theory and animal studies in ways that move us beyond pernicious forms of othering that undergird much human and non-human suffering.

Animal Others Online Forum - "Feminists Encountering Animals"

Wiley-Blackwell's Philosophy Compass is hosting an online discussion of "Feminists Encountering Animals," a symposium that appears in the Animal Others special issue. For this symposium the co-editors invited six scholars to reflect on some of the lively debates occurring within this burgeoning new field of scholarship. For a PDF of the symposium and the Philosophy Compass online forum site, click here.

Volume 27, Number 2, Spring 2012
Cluster: Contesting the Norms of Embodiment
Edited by Debra Bergoffen and Gail Weiss

Volume 26, Number 4, Fall 2011
FEAST Special Issue: Responsibility and Identity in Global Justice
Volume 27, Number 1, Winter 2012

FEAST Cluster: Feminist Critiques of Evolutionary Psychology

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From the Guest Editor: Diana Tietjens Meyers

Throughout its publication history, Hypatia has featured feminist moral and political philosophy. Indeed, it’s no exaggeration to say that from the start Hypatia provided a refuge for these nascent fields. Fourteen years after the inaugural issue of Hypatia, a group of women meeting in Florida decided that it wasn’t enough for feminist moral and political philosophers to encounter one another in the pages of Hypatia, and so we founded FEAST, the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, to further the “development and clarification of new understandings of ethical and political concepts and concerns, especially as these arise out of feminist concerns” (www.afeast.org). Starting in 2001, FEAST conferences have been held biannually, and FEAST publications have appeared regularly.

In January 2010, FEAST made its debut in Hypatia with the publication of a special issue on Current Work in Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. This issue was followed by another FEAST special Issue on “Responsibility and Identity in Global Justice in October 2011 and a FEAST cluster on “Feminist Critiques of Evolutionary Psychology” in February 2012. I have had the honor of editing these contributions to Hypatia, and I am happy to report that a FEAST conference has again catalyzed a special issue of Hypatia. You can look forward to seeing some of the themes from FEAST 2011 pursued in the special issue on “Crossing Borders” that Sally Scholz is editing, to appear in Spring 2013.

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Volume 26, Number 3, Summer 2011
Ethics of Embodiment
      Edited by Debra Bergoffen and Gail Weiss

Embodiment Guest Editors

From the Guest Editors
Feminist scholars, attentive to the price people and groups pay when their bodies are seen as transgressing social norms, have analyzed the ways that people’s bodily differences mark them for oppression. Their investigations have alerted us to the fact that our bodies are both the subjects of ethical demands and the means by which these demands are articulated. The essays in this Special Issue pursue the implications of situating bodies at the center of ethical theory. By dealing with such questions as: How does bodily vulnerability inform ethical demands? How does a focus on embodiment realign existing ethical theories and practices? How does an embodied ethics contribute to new ways of thinking about space, time, and intersubjectivity? How does an ethic of embodiment lead to a critique of the relationship between the normal, the norm, and the normative? they challenge prevailing ethical paradigms.

Volume 26, Number 2, Spring 2011
Clusters: Women in Philosophy
Epistemic Injustice, Ignorance, and Procedural Justice
      Edited by Alison Wylie

Volume 26, Number 1, Winter 2011
Cluster: Sexual Expressions
      Edited by Lori Gruen