Mary Lyndon Shanley

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Mary Lyndon Shanley
Born 1944
Institutions Vassar College
Alma mater Harvard University
Main interests
Feminist legal scholar

Mary Lyndon Shanley (born 1944),[1] is a feminist legal scholar specializing in issues of the American family and reproductive technologies. Her book Just Marriage weighed into the controversy around gay marriage with a historical and political science perspective at a time when the debate in the United States was at its height in 2004.[2] She has been a central thinker in the idea of the "ethic of care" in US political science.[3]

Education[edit]

Dr. Shanley received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her Masters and Doctoral degrees in political science from Harvard University.

Career[edit]

She is currently the Margaret Stiles Halleck Professor of Political Science at Vassar College and lives in Poughkeepsie, NY where she also teaches a writing course to women in the local jail.[4]

Books[edit]

  • Shanley, Mary Lyndon (1989). Feminism, marriage and the law in Victorian England. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691078199. 
  • Shanley, Mary Lyndon; Pateman, Carole (1991). Feminist interpretations and political theory. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 9780271007427. 
  • Shanley, Mary Lyndon (2001). Making babies, making families: What matters most in an age of reproductive technologies, surrogacy, adoption, and same-sex and unwed parents. Beacon. 
  • Shanley, Mary Lyndon; Young, Iris Marion; Neill, Daniel (2008). Illusion of consent engaging with Carole Pateman. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 9780271035918. 
  • Shanley, Mary Lyndon; Cohen, Joshua; Chasman, Deborah (2004). Just marriage. Oxford UK New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195176261. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shanley, Mary Lyndon, 1944-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Shanley, Mary Lyndon (1 June 2003). "Just marriage". Boston Review (Boston Review). 
  3. ^ Shanley, Mary Lyndon (August 2001). "Public policy and the ethics of care". Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (Wiley) 16 (3): 157–160. doi:10.1111/j.1527-2001.2001.tb00932.x. 
  4. ^ "Faculty: Mary L. Shanley". Political Science Department, Vassar College. Retrieved 23 March 2015.