• An Ethic of Power: Challenging Care
    Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison. 1996.
    In this dissertation I lay the foundation for an ethic of power. An ethic of power is grounded in a critique of feminine trait-based care ethics and expands upon Nietzsche's power theory. The field of care ethics is no longer new, and critics have hovered near since its earliest articulation. Kantians fear the loss of impartiality in granting ethical significance to emotional attachments and context-bound details. Feminist theorists fear an essentialist root, questioning whether an ethic that va…Read more
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    Ethical issues of global marketing: avoiding bad faith in visual representation
    with Jonathan Schroeder
    European Journal of Marketing 36 (5/6): 570-594. 2002.
    This paper examines visual representation from a distinctive, interdisciplinary perspective that draws on ethics, visual studies and critical race theory. Suggests ways to clarify complex issues of representational ethics in marketing communications and marketing representations, suggesting an analysis that makes identity creation central to societal marketing concerns. Analyzes representations of the exotic Other in disparate marketing campaigns, drawing upon tourist promotions, advertisements,…Read more
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    A Secret Ethics of Infinity
    Levinas, Business Ethics. forthcoming.
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    The context of international health research involving human subjects, and this should appear obvious, is the human community. As such, basic questions of how human beings should be treated by other human beings, particularly in situations of unequal power – e.g., in the form of control, choice, or opportunity – lay at the foundations of related ethical discourse when ethics are discussed at all. I trace a narrative that follows upon a recent revision process of international guidelines for biom…Read more
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    Corporate communication, ethics, and operational identity: a case study of Benetton
    with Jonathan E. Schroeder, Martin Escudero Magnusson, and Frank Magnusson
    Business Ethics: A European Review 18 (3): 209-223. 2009.
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    Judith Butler: On organizing subjectivities
    Sociological Review 53 63-79. 2005.
    In this essay, I evoke and explore Butler's potential contribution, providing a broad framework for her work, and, at the same time, focusing on specific concepts from her writings - performativity, iteration, and foreclosure - that have profound implications for researchers. Furthermore, pointing out philosophers working in the phenomenological tradition in which Butler trained, including influential precursors, colleagues, and contemporaries, establishes how issues raised in various fields can…Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Transcendent Philosophy Journal 9 331-334. 2008.
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    Living Proof
    Clr James Journal 14 (1): 269-283. 2008.
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    Corporate Communication, Ethics, and Identity
    with Jonathan Schroeder, Martin Escudero Magnusson, and Frank Magnusson
    Business Ethics - A European Review 18 (3): 209-223. 2009.
    This article investigates conceptual and strategic relationships between corporate identity, organizational identity and ethics, utilizing the Benetton Corporation as an illustrative case study. Although much attention has been given to visual aspects of Benetton's renowned ethical brand building efforts, few studies have looked at how Benetton's employees, retail environments, and trade events express ethical aspects of their well-known corporate identity. Operational identity emerged as a usef…Read more
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    This article draws in particular on existential-phenomenological notions of “witnessing.” Witnessing, often conceived in the context of testimony, obviously involves epistemological concerns, such as how we come to know through the experiences and reports of others. I shall argue, however, that witnessing as a mode of intersubjectivity offers understandings that involve questions about how people come to be. More specifically, I want to consider the positive potential of “witnessing” to disrupt …Read more
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    Living Proof: Reflections on Irreplaceability
    Clr James Journal 14 (1): 269-283. 2008.
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    Corporate communication, ethics, and operational identity: A case study of benetton
    with Jonathan E. Schroeder, Martin Escudero Magnusson, and Frank Magnusson
    Business Ethics 18 (3): 209-223. 2009.
    This article investigates conceptual and strategic relationships between corporate identity, organizational identity and ethics, utilizing the Benetton Corporation as an illustrative case study. Although much attention has been given to visual aspects of Benetton's renowned ethical brand building efforts, few studies have looked at how Benetton's employees, retail environments and trade events express ethical aspects of their well-known corporate identity. A multi-method case study, including in…Read more