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In Memory of Sara Ruddick

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Sara Ruddick--philosopher, writer, peace activist, mothering theorist and legend--has died.

Ruddick, a professor of philosophy and women's studies for nearly 40 years at the New School for Social Research, developed an approach to child-rearing that shifted the focus away from motherhood as a social institution or biological imperative and toward the day-to-day activities of raising and educating a child. She will be remembered for her book, Maternal Thinking: Toward A Politics of Peace, first published in 1989.

Read the entire obituary here.

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