Worldwide, legislation such as gender quotas nor legal recognition given to religious law have benefitted minority women. The volume explores the relation in theory and practice between gender equality and multicultural feminism.
Author: Ruth Rubio-Marín
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
Discussion of the participation of minority women, both at state level and in cultural and religious practices. Worldwide, legislation such as gender quotas nor legal recognition given to religious law have benefitted minority women. The volume explores the relation in theory and practice between gender equality and multicultural feminism. The authors analyze different cases from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa regarding state law, customary law, religious law and indigenous law.
Gender parity in the religious and political sphere of Israel. In R. RubioMarín & W.
Kymlicka (Eds.), Genderparity and multicultural feminism: Towards a new
synthesis (pp. 119–149). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Pitkin, H. (
Author: Yuval Jobani
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
""Contested sacred sites pose a difficult challenge in the field of toleration. Holy sites are often at the center of intense contestation between different groups regarding a wide variety of issues, including ownership, access, usage rights, permissible religious conduct, and many other aspects. As such, they are often the source of immense levels of violence, and intractable, long standing conflicts. Governing the Sacred profiles five central contested sacred sites which exemplify the immense difficulties associated with such sites: Devils Tower National Monument (Wyoming, U.S.), Babri Masjid/Ram Janmabhoomi (Uttar-Pradesh, India), the Western Wall (Jerusalem), The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem) and the Temple Mount/Haram esh-Sharif (Jerusalem). The in-depth, contextual and casuistic study of these sites, which differ in spatial, cultural and religious settings, enables the construction of a novel, critical typology of five corresponding models or ways of governing the sacred. By telling the fascinating stories of five high-profile contested sacred sites, Governing the Sacred develops and critically explores five different models of governing contested sacred sites: 'non-interference', 'separation and division', 'preference', 'status-quo', and 'closure'. Each model, in turn, relies on different sets of considerations, central among them, trade-offs between religious liberty and social order. Beyond its scholarly contribution, the novel typology, developed in Governing the Sacred, aims to assist democratic governments in their attempt to secure public order and mutual toleration among opposed groups in contested sacred sites""--
The liberal feminist critique of multiculturalism, although it has merits, is an
unfruitful strategy for addressing cultural ... mosaic multiculturalism or strong multiculturalism and tends to ease tensions between the pursuit of gender equality ...
Author: Yuanfang Dai
Publisher: Lexington Books
The question of difference—how to accommodate the complexity and diversity of women’s experiences—remains a central point of reference in debates among feminist thinkers. In Transcultural Feminist Philosophy: Rethinking Difference and Solidarity Through Chinese-American Encounters, Yuanfang Dai addresses influential approaches to the feminist difference critique. Acknowledging that gender oppression assumes different forms in different social and cultural locations, Dai denies that this rules out generalizing about women’s experiences. She proposes a category of women that captures and respects differences and dynamics among women and that can inform possibilities for women in the future. Through a critical examination of multicultural and postcolonial feminisms, she argues that we need both to rethink the concept of culture and to rework multiculturalism as an analytical and political idea. Developing a notion of transculturalism, she draws on Chinese feminist scholarship as she explores how a transcultural approach can address tensions between cultural differences and feminist solidarity. Transcultural thought and action offers a new way to explore the conditions of women’s collective struggles.
From a feminist perspective it has been argued that there is a tension between multiculturalism and gender equality ( Okin 1999 ) . According to feminist political
theorist Susan Moller Okin , the multicultural exhortation to respect all cultures ...
Author: Mieke Verloo
Publisher: Central European University Press
Category: Political Science
This book aims to map the diversity of meanings of gender equality across Europe and reflects on the contested concept of gender equality. In its exploration of the diverse meanings of gender equality it not only takes into account the existence of different visions of gender equality, and the way in which different political and theoretical debates crosscut these visions, but also reflects upon the geographical contexts in which visions and debates over gender equality are located. The contextual locations where these visions and debates take place include the European Union and member states such as Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece, and Spain. In all of these settings, the different meanings of gender equality are explored comparatively in relation to the issues of family policies, domestic violence, and gender inequality in politics, while specific national contexts discuss the issues of prostitution (Austria, Slovenia), migration (the Netherlands), homosexual rights (Spain), and antidiscrimination (Hungary). The multiple meanings of gender equality are studied through Critical Frame Analysis, a methodology that builds on social movement theory and that was refined further with elements of gender and political theory within the context of the MAGEEQ research project
Liberal Feminism Socialist Feminism Radical Feminism Multiracial Feminism
Gendered Institutions "Doing Gender" Gender Identity Gender Inequality Learned
through traditional patterns of gender role socialization Inequality is the result of ...
socialist feminism stresses the intersection of class and gender as well as the
intersection of the public sphere of the economy and the state ... This approach
has been given various names, including multicultural feminism (Jaggar and
Rothenberg 1993, 123) and inclusive ... For liberal feminists, the origins of gender inequality have not constituted a major part of the theoretical framework
— the ideas we ...
The idea that multiculturalism and feminism occupy disparate — and
oppositionalpolitical fields is fostered by strands of Western liberal humanist
feminisms that look upon multiculturalism as a space of difference ( race or
culture ) and feminism as a space of sameness ( gender ) . ... Matthew Howard ,
and Martha C . Nussbaum entitled “ Introduction : Feminism , Multiculturalism ,
and Human Equality ...
Feminist scholars have condemned communitarianism due to the damage that a
multiplicity of communities could inflict on women's efforts to collaborate in their
struggles for gender equality (Okin 1989). Nonetheless, multiculturalism inside a
Author: Gad Barzilai
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Offers an alternative approach to liberalism and to communitarianism, with an empirical focus on Israel
The moral here is that feminist sociologists ' ethical commitment to gender equality , and even perhaps a preference for findings ... Just as feminism has
rejected the generic “ man ” to refer to people , so has multicultural feminism
rejected the ...
Author: Judith R. Blau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Category: Social Science
By highlighting the role of the Public Sociologist and the international conception of human rights, this volume uniquely contributes to scholarship and current debates, while it also accomplishes two other objectives first, it will be useful in the classroom; and second, it reorganizes themes that relate to globalization from a new perspective. The volume does cover topics that are familiar to American sociologists - racial and economic inequalities, global capitalism, feminism, the Welfare State - and it also includes topics that are less familiar to American sociologists, such as sustainability, the United Nations, and indigenous groups. It positions Public Sociology as playing a pivotal role in American sociology.
This in turn gave rise to the sameness - difference debate in the feminist
discourse : whether law should be gender ... gender equality lends credence to feminist political philosopher Susan Moller Okin ' s suggestion that multiculturalism is bad ...
Gender is intricately implicated in virtually every aspect of African American life ,
yet , despite the work of some nineteenth - century feminists of color , the full
significance of gender inequality and its relationship to class and race was not
systematically explored until the civil rights era . ... 10 Multicultural and multiracial feminism evolved from this theorizing , which , as Rose Brewer has noted ,
Author: Shirley Ann Hill
Publisher: Altamira Press
Category: Family & Relationships
In this book Hill applies a gender lens to the multiple systems of oppression that have shaped the lives of African American women and men. She challenges the image of a monolithic black population, a legacy of the civil rights movement that she argues is impossible to sustain in the postmodern era. Hill examines the ways in which gender has affected experiences of intimacy, family relationships, child-rearing, and motherhood for contemporary African Americans. Drawing on ethnographic material, interviews, and scholarly research, her work rethinks the cultural and historical definitions of black identity and reconceptualises the various forms of oppression faced by black women.
Their challenges of traditional gender roles represented a means to achieve
equality . ... opportunities for women in the Chicano movement , feminists agreed
that both Chicanos and Chicanas had to address the issue of gender inequality .
This best-selling anthology is a unique introduction to feminism and women’s studies. It presents a multidisciplinary collection of academic essays and analyses, personal narratives, and fiction and poetry about women’s lives. The selections illustrate the variety of women’s experiences, primarily in the United States, considering both commonalities and differences among women and appreciating women’s diverse approaches to living and fostering change.
Psychoanalytic feminism uses the ideas of Sigmund Freud to explain gender inequality in terms of sex differences in ... Genderrebellion feminisms include multiracial feminism , men ' s feminism , social construction feminism ,
Author: Claire M. Renzetti
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Social Science
Women, Men, and Society provides an analysis of gender inequality that addresses how sexism affects both men and women. The revision of this highly successful text maintains its emphasis on intersecting inequalities and shows how the consequences of gender inequality can be compounded by racism, social class inequality, ageism, and heterosexism.*Includes updated statistics, both within the narrative and in the tables, and includes more tables in this edition summarizing more data in the form of graphs. *Expands the discussion of men and masculinities. *Includes more data on race/ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation where available. *Contains more coverage of issues concerning gender and technology, such as gender differences in computer/Internet usage, the Internet and pornography, and the Internet and violence against women. *Condenses the coverage of gender and social movements into Chapter 1 (previously in Ch. 13). *Integrates coverage on Ancestors and Neighbors: Social Constructions of Gender at Other Times, in Other Places, (previously Ch. 3), throughout the book. The book is now two chapters shorter than it was in the previous edition, per reviewers suggestions.
While such ideologies do not cause gender inequality , they certainly justify it as
natural . ... In “ Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism , ” Maxine Baca
Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill develop a model of how race , class , and gender
Author: Verta A. Taylor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Category: Social Science
The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual orientation and sexual diversity, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. With classic and contemporary readings that cut across disciplines and generational lines, Feminist Frontiers presents the full diversity of women's issues and experiences, exploring their similarities as well as their interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in a global context and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. A sociological analysis opens each of the four parts and eleven sections of the book. Boxed inserts featuring personal stories, news articles, and other items from popular culture complement the readings.
How gender inequality is created and perpetuated, and when feminist theory and
movements emerge to respond to gender inequality. Topics: theories of
inequality; history of feminism; international and multicultural perspectives on feminism; ...
104 Anti - essentialist arguments do not necessarily reject feminism or deny that gender equality may represent a universal ... See , e.g. , Leti Volpp , Talking “
Culture " : Gender , Race , Nation , and the Politics of Multiculturalism , 96
On Jaggar's view , Okin takes some small steps towards “ the method of Third
World feminist social criticism ” ( 178 ) . ... this score , Robert Keohane ( “
Discordant Cooperation : Reinventing Globalization to Reduce Gender Inequality
” ) and Nancy Rosenblum ( “ Okin's Liberal Feminism as a Radical Political
Theory ” ) worry that Okin paid too much attention to her multicultural and
antiglobalization critics .
There has been a backlash against the tendency among some African scholars
to dismiss gender equality as unAfrican ( Lewis , 2003 : 14 ) . ... to be a feminist is
to understand that before you are of any race , nationality , religion , party or
family , you are a woman ... ” . ... 7.4 MULTICULTURALISM IN SOUTH AFRICA In
African societies , women are in a precarious position in relation to some aspects
In liberal feminism, gender equality is equated with equality of opportunity. 3. ... Multicultural feminism is based on the belief that women of color experience a
different world than other people because of multilayered oppression based on ...
Category: Social Science
Written by Kathryn S. Mueller of Baylor University, each chapter of the Study Guide includes learning objectives, key terms, detailed chapter outlines, diversity issues, analysis of chapter boxes, practice tests consisting of 20-25 multiple-choice questions and 10-15 true/false questions with rejoinders and page references, as well as Internet and InfoTrac exercises, and student class projects and activities to enhance student understanding of chapter concepts.