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Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilities.

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum; Jonathan Glover; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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This volume combines philosophical inquiry with economic concerns regarding women's equality in the developing world. Adopting Amartya Sen's capability framework, international contributors tackle issues of cultural relativism vs. cultural imperialism and local tradition vs. universalist critical judgement.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum; Jonathan Glover; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0198289642 9780198289647
OCLC Number: 191827526
Description: 1 online resource (492 p.)
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This acute examination of the quality of women's life addresses a variety of particularly urgent questions. It develops a universal account of women's quality of life and in doing so confronts issues  Read more...

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The essays in Nussbaum and Glover's anthology project a powerful and timely critique of cultural relativism in assessing the quality of life ... This anthology presents the viewpoints of the Read more...

 
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