Fortune Is a Woman
|Author||: Hanna Fenichel Pitkin|
|Publisher||: University of Chicago Press|
|Total Pages||: 384|
|Rating||: 4/5 (920 Downloads)|
Download or read book Fortune Is a Woman written by Hanna Fenichel Pitkin and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1999-10-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Hanna Pitkin's study of Machiavelli was the first to place gender systematically at the center of its exploration of his political thought. Rife with contradictions, Machiavelli's writings have led commentators to characterize him as everything from a civic republican to a proto-fascist. Acknowledging these contradictions, Pitkin shows that they reflect three distinct ways of thinking about politics, each of which is tied to a different understanding of "manhood." In a new Afterword, Pitkin discusses the book's critical reception and situates its arguments in the context of recent interpretations of Machiavelli's thought."--Jacket.