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Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims
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Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

Monica Mookherjee

Abstract

This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. The book 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. The book reconfigures feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity, by drawing on Iris Young's idea of ‘gender as seriality’. It 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. The book works through a set of dilemmas in ... More

Keywords: feminism, Iris Young, multicultural justice, widow-immolation, sati, Muslim divorce laws, Shah Bano, forced marriage, secular education, hijab

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748632794
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Mookherjee, author