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Citadels of Pride

Sexual Abuse, Accountability, and Reconciliation

Martha C. Nussbaum



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Chicago University Press
11 May 2021
In this groundbreaking book, Martha C. Nussbaum brings necessary clarity to the societal challenges of sexual abuse and harassment, illuminating the pride and greed that lead men to objectify and dominate others and the thirst for revenge that can distort the aims of justice.

In the context of a clear and bracing legal history of accountability for sexual assault and the legal recognition of sexual harassment, Nussbaum confronts three citadels of pride -the judiciary, the arts and sports. Exposing prideful privilege in the intellectual world, unpunished narcissism in the arts, and toxic masculinity and corruption in sports, she discusses egregious cases of male entitlement leading to sexual abuse and exploitation. She examines both successful and unsuccessful efforts to address these situations and proposes solutions.

Laying out a hopeful way forward, Nussbaum offers a path to accountability without malice and generosity without capitulation.
By:   Martha C. Nussbaum
Imprint:   Chicago University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   525g
ISBN:   9781324004110
ISBN 10:   1324004118
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   11 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the law school and philosophy department. She is the author of numerous books and articles on moral, legal, and political philosophy, and recipient of many awards, including the Berggruen Prize, one of the world's most significant recognitions for public intellectuals. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Reviews for Citadels of Pride: Sexual Abuse, Accountability, and Reconciliation

Martha Nussbaum brings unflinching clarity and wisdom to illuminate shame and pride the operations of power and retribution surrounding sexual violence and intimidation. Nussbaum's distinctive fusion of law and philosophy exposes failures of recent reforms and points toward constructive future paths.--Martha Minow, author of When Should Law Forgive

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