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Gender and Culture

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 172 Nombre de pages
Zusammenfassung The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with genderequality is now a staple of both public and acad... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with genderequality is now a staple of both public and academic debate. Yetdiscussion of these tensions is marred by exaggerated talk ofcultural difference, leading to ethnic reductionism, culturalstereotyping, and a hierarchy of traditional and modern.

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Anne Phillips is Professor of Political and Gender Theory AT London School of Economics and Political Science.



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The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with gender equality is now a staple of both public and academic debate. Yet discussion of these tensions is marred by exaggerated talk of cultural difference, leading to ethnic reductionism, cultural stereotyping, and a hierarchy of traditional and modern. In this volume, Anne Phillips firmly rejects the notion that ‘culture’ might justify the oppression of women, but also queries the stereotypical binaries that have represented people from ethnocultural minorities as peculiarly resistant to gender equality. The questions addressed include the relationship between universalism and cultural relativism, how to distinguish valid generalisation from either gender or cultural essentialism, and how to recognise women as agents rather than captives of culture. The discussions are illuminated by reference to legal cases and policy interventions, with a particular focus on forced marriage and cultural defence.



Contenu

1 Gender and Culture: Introduction 2 Multiculturalism, Universalism and the Claims of Democracy 3 Dilemmas of Gender and Culture: the Judge, the Democrat and the Political Activist 4 What is 'Culture'? 5 What's wrong with essentialism? 6 When Culture Means Gender: Issues of Cultural Defence in the English Courts 7 Free to Decide for Oneself 8 Consent, Autonomy, and Coercion: Forced Marriage, Public Policy, and the Courts

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Gender and Culture
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Code EAN: 9780745648002
ISBN: 978-0-7456-4800-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Blackwell Publ
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 172
Poids: 264g
Taille: H229mm x B151mm x T14mm
Année: 2010

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