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- DescriptionThis book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. The author 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.
- Author BiographyCatalogue: shoutline, blurb. Reconfigures feminism so that it can respond to cultural diversity Case studies include the Hindu practice of widow-immolation, forced marriage in South Asian communities in the UK, the right of evangelical Christian parents to exempt their children from secular education and the recent controversy about the right of Muslim girls to wear the hijab in state schools in France. --- New in Paperback : Monica Mookerjee reconfigures feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity, arguing 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. She works through a set of dilemmas in modern liberal democracies, such as gender-discriminatory Muslim divorce laws and forced marriage in South Asian communities in the UK.
- Author(s)Monica Mookherjee
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication24/03/2011
- GenreGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Weight340 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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