Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism
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Description: Justice, Gender and the Politics of Multiculturalism explores the tensions that arise when culturally diverse democratic states pursue both justice for religious and cultural minorities and justice for women. Sarah Song provides a distinctive argument about the circumstances under which egalitarian justice requires special accommodations for cultural minorities while emphasizing the value of gender equality as an important limit on cultural accommodation. Drawing on detailed case studies of gendered cultural conflicts, including conflicts over the 'cultural defense' in criminal law, aboriginal membership rules and polygamy, Song offers a fresh perspective on multicultural politics by examining the role of intercultural interactions in shaping such conflicts. In particular, she demonstrates the different ways that majority institutions have reinforced gender inequality in minority communities and, in light of this, argues in favour of resolving gendered cultural dilemmas through intercultural democratic dialogue.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/2/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Sarah Song is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has won several prizes and awards for her work including the Best Dissertation Award by the American Political Science Association Women and Politics Section in 2004.
|The problem of internal minorities|
|Reframing the debate|
|Justice and the claims of culture|
|Outline of the book|
|The concept of culture in political theory|
|Culture as an "irreducibly social good"|
|Culture as a "primary good"|
|The structure of identity|
|The constructivist challenge|
|Justice and multiculturalism: an egalitarian argument for cultural accommodation|
|State establishment of culture|
|The role of deliberation|
|The "cultural defense" in American criminal law|
|"Marriage by capture" and the law of rape|
|"Wife murder" and the doctrine of provocation|
|A qualified defense of the "cultural defense"|
|Potential boomerang effects|
|Tribal sovereignty and the Santa Clara Pueblo case|
|Tribal sovereignty and gendered rules of tribal membership|
|The state's role in the politics of tradition formation|
|Intercultural congruence and the accommodation of tribal practices|
|The limits of tribal sovereignty|
|Polygamy in America|
|The rise and fall of Mormon polygamy|
|The antipolygamy movement and the diversionary effect|
|Mormon polygamy today|
|A case for qualified recognition|