Monica Mookherjee

in Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780748632794
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652556 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the theoretical insights of this study on women's rights as multicultural claims. It explains that attention to the particularity of women's interests and vulnerabilities provides a critical corrective to the tendency of liberal feminists to respond to the issues confronting women of different cultural contexts simply by redoubling efforts to apply uniform or similar laws. It contends that the cultural particularity of women's experiences relate in meaningful ways to structures of gender subordination that exist across cultures.

Keywords: women's rights; multicultural claims; women's interests; liberal feminists; cultural particularity; gender subordination

Chapter.  1272 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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