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Sex, culture, and justice : the limits of choice

Author: Clare Chambers
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon feminist critiques of gender inequality and poststructuralist theories of social construction, this book argues that we should accept some of the multicultural claims about the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Chambers
ISBN: 9780271033013 0271033010 9780271033020 0271033029
OCLC Number: 153772741
Description: x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Creativity, cultural practice, and the body : Foucault and three problems with the liberal focus on choice --
Masculine domination, radical feminism, and change --
Social construction, normativity, and difference --
All must have prizes : the liberal case for interference in cultural practices --
Two orders of autonomy and political liberalism : breast implants versus female genital mutilation --
Paternalism and autonomy --
Liberal perfectionism and the autonomy of restricted lives --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Clare Chambers.
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