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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, ©2011.
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"Monica Mookerjee reconfigures feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity, by drawing on Iris Young's idea of 'gender as seriality'. she argues that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a balance between women's interests and multicultural justice." [Publisher's description].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Mookherjee
ISBN: 9780748642960 074864296X
OCLC Number: 693812298
Description: xvi, 192 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Exclusion, Internalisation, Harm: Contesting Human Rights from Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives; 2. Decolonizing the Other's Rights: Feminism, Multiculturalism and the Right to Mediation; 3. Consent by Right: Protecting the Rights of Women Cross-Culturally; 4. Learning Right Reason: Religious Exemptions and Gender Inequality in Education; 5. Rights, Reason, Affectivity? Feminist Multiculturalism and the case of the Hijab; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Monica Mookherjee.

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