ISBN-10:
0691004323
ISBN-13:
9780691004327
Pub. Date:
08/09/1999
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?

Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?

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ISBN-13: 9780691004327
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 08/09/1999
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Susan Moller Okin is Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is the author of Women in Western Political Thought (Princeton) and Justice, Gender, and the Family (Basic Books). Joshua Cohen is Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is Editor in Chief of Boston Review. Matthew Howard is an editor and writer living in New York, and a contributing editor to Boston Review. Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Feminism, Multiculturalism, and Human Equality Joshua Cohen, Matthew Howard, and Martha C. Nussbaum 3

PART 1: IS MULTICULTURALISM BAD FOR WOMEN? Susan Moller Okin 7

PART 2: RESPONSES Whose Culture? Katha Pollitt 27

Liberal Complacencies Will Kymlicka 31

"My Culture Made Me Do It" Bonnie Honig 35

Is Western Patriarchal Feminism Good for Third World / Minority Women? Azizah Y. al-Hibri 41

Siding With the Underdogs Yael Tamir 47

"Barbaric" Rituals? Sander L. Gilman 53

Promises We should All Keep in Common Cause Abdullahi An-Na'im 59

Between Norms and Choices Robert Post 65

A Varied Moral World Bhikhu Parekh 69

Culture beyond Gender Saskia Sassen 76

Liberalism's Sacred Cow Homi K. Bhabha 79

Should Sex Equality Law Apply to Religious Institutions? Cass R. Sunstein 85

How Perfect Should One Be? And Whose Culture Is? Joseph Raz 95

Culture Constrains Janet E. Halley 100

A Plea for Difficulty Martha C. Nussbaum 105

PART 3: REPLY Susan Moller Okin 115

NOTES 133

CONTRIBUTORS 145

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This is a magnificent contribution to the field. It manages the tour de force of combining a striking contribution to political philosophy with an extremely readable text that will engage the general intellectual reader. All the entries are well written, short and to the point, and arranged in a fair, balanced way that never lets the attention sag.

Jane Mansbridge

This is a magnificent contribution to the field. It manages the tour de force of combining a striking contribution to political philosophy with an extremely readable text that will engage the general intellectual reader. All the entries are well written, short and to the point, and arranged in a fair, balanced way that never lets the attention sag.

Amy Gutmann

This book brings together impressively varied voices who help to set the terms for discussing the relationship of feminism and multiculturalism. They show in no uncertain terms that feminists have something important to say to multiculturalists, and vice versa.

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