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Women's rights as multicultural claims : reconfiguring gender and diversity in political philosophy

Author: Monica Mookherjee
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.
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How can one negotiate and integrate the claims of feminism and multiculturalism through a discourse of rights? This is a timely question: the apparent opposition between feminist and multicultural justice is a central problem in contemporary political theory. It also responds to a deep suspicion about invoking a political discourse that is accused of being either eurocentric, androcentric or both. In this book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mookherjee, Monica.
Women's rights as multicultural claims.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)276822680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Mookherjee
ISBN: 9780748632312 074863231X
OCLC Number: 320319196
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Beyond the liberal dilemma --
rights as trumps, as recognition and as capability --
The right to mediation --
recognising the cultural particularity of interests and vulnerabilities --
Plural autonomy --
force, endorsement and cultural diversity --
Ordering souls without intolerance --
towards a constrained presumption for educational accommodation --
Unveiling meditation and autonomy --
women's rights as citizenship and reciprocity --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Monica Mookherjee.

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How can one negotiate and integrate the claims of feminism and multiculturalism through a discourse of rights? This is a timely question: the apparent opposition between feminist and multicultural justice is a central problem in contemporary political theory. It also responds to a deep suspicion about invoking a political discourse that is accused of being either eurocentric, androcentric or both. In this book Monica Mookherjee draws on Iris Young's idea of 'gender as seriality' in order to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. She contends that a discourse of righ.

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