Women's rights as multicultural claims : reconfiguring gender and diversity in political philosophy / Monica Mookherjee.

By: Mookherjee, MonicaMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009Description: xvi, 192 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 9780748632794 (hbk.); 0748632794 (hbk.)Other title: Reconfiguring gender and diversity in political philosophySubject(s): Women's rights | Minority women -- Social conditions | Indigenous women -- Social conditions | Feminism -- Political aspects | MulticulturalismDDC classification: 305.42089 LOC classification: HQ1236 | .M655 2009
Contents:
1. Beyond the Liberal Dilemma - Rights as Trumps, as Recognition and as Capability -- 2. Right to Mediation - Recognising the Cultural Particularity of Interests and Vulnerabilities -- 3. Plural Autonomy - Force, Endorsement and Cultural Diversity -- 4. Ordering Souls without Intolerance - Towards a Constrained Presumption for Educational Accommodation -- 5. Unveiling Mediation and Autonomy - Women's Rights as Citizenship and Reciprocity.
Review: "In this book Monica Mookherjee attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. She contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a balance between women's interests and multicultural claims. This valuable and innovative perspective aims to stimulate debate about a set of important concepts central to discourses of feminism and multiculturalism in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights and capabilities, toleration, citizenship practices, cultural rights, the ethics of care, communitarianism and the politics of recognition."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-186) and index.

1. Beyond the Liberal Dilemma - Rights as Trumps, as Recognition and as Capability -- 2. Right to Mediation - Recognising the Cultural Particularity of Interests and Vulnerabilities -- 3. Plural Autonomy - Force, Endorsement and Cultural Diversity -- 4. Ordering Souls without Intolerance - Towards a Constrained Presumption for Educational Accommodation -- 5. Unveiling Mediation and Autonomy - Women's Rights as Citizenship and Reciprocity.

"In this book Monica Mookherjee attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. She contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a balance between women's interests and multicultural claims. This valuable and innovative perspective aims to stimulate debate about a set of important concepts central to discourses of feminism and multiculturalism in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights and capabilities, toleration, citizenship practices, cultural rights, the ethics of care, communitarianism and the politics of recognition."--BOOK JACKET.

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