Gender And Culture At The Limit Of Rights
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📒Gender And Culture At The Limit Of Rights ✍ Dorothy L. Hodgson
✏Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights Book Summary : An interdisciplinary collection, Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights examines the potential and limitations of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a strategy for seeking gender justice. Drawing on detailed case studies from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, contributors to the volume explore the specific social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that have produced certain rights or reframed long-standing debates in the language of rights. The essays address the gender-specific ways in which rights-based protocols have been analyzed, deployed, and legislated in the past and the present and the implications for women and men, adults and children in various social and geographical locations. Questions addressed include: What are the gendered assumptions and effects of the dominance of rights-based discourses for claims to social justice? What kinds of opportunities and limitations does such a "culture of rights" provide to seekers of justice, whether individuals or collectives, and how are these gendered? How and why do female bodies often become the site of contention in contexts pitting cultural against juridical perspectives? The contributors speak to central issues in current scholarly and policy debates about gender, culture, and human rights from comparative disciplinary, historical, and geographical perspectives. By taking "gender," rather than just "women," seriously as a category of analysis, the chapters suggest that the very sources of the power of human rights discourses, specifically "women's rights as human rights" discourses, to produce social change are also the sources of its limitations.
✏Release Date : 2013
✏ISBN : OCLC:1051998589
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Gender and Culture at the Limit of RightsDorothy L Hodgson Ed Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights Series Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 2011 312 Pp Book Summary :
📒Gender Justice And The Problem Of Culture ✍ Dorothy L. Hodgson
✏Gender Justice and the Problem of Culture Book Summary : When, where, why, and by whom is law used to force desired social change in the name of justice? Why has culture come to be seen as inherently oppressive to women? In this finely crafted book, Dorothy L. Hodgson examines the history of legal ideas and institutions in Tanzania – from customary law to human rights – as specific forms of justice that often reflect elite ideas about gender, culture, and social change. Drawing on evidence from Maasai communities, she explores how the legacies of colonial law-making continue to influence contemporary efforts to create laws, codify marriage, criminalize FGM, and contest land grabs by state officials. Despite the easy dismissal by elites of the priorities and perspectives of grassroots women, she shows how Maasai women have always had powerful ways to confront and challenge injustice, express their priorities, and reveal the limits of rights-based legal ideals.
📒Gender Culture And Human Rights ✍ Siobhán Mullally
✏Gender Culture and Human Rights Book Summary : In recent years, feminist theory has increasingly defined itself in opposition to universalism and to discourses of human rights. Rejecting the troubled legacies of Enlightenment thinking, feminists have questioned the very premises upon which the international human rights movement is based. Rather than abandoning human rights discourse, however, this book argues that feminism should reclaim the universal and reconstruct the theory and practice of human rights. Discourse ethics and its post-metaphysical defence of universalism is offered as a key to this process of reconstruction. The implications of discourse ethics and the possibility of reclaiming universalism are explored in the context of the reservations debate in international human rights law and further examined in debates on women's human rights arising in Ireland, India and Pakistan. Each of these states shares a common constitutional heritage and, in each, religious-cultural claims, intertwined with processes of nation-building, have constrained the pursuit of gender equality. Ultimately, this book argues in favour of a dual-track approach to cultural conflicts, combining legal regulation with an ongoing moral-political dialogue on the scope and content of human rights.
📒Human Rights Gender And Environment ✍ Bijayalaxmi Nanda
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📒Perceiving Gender Locally Globally And Intersectionally ✍ Vasilikie Demos
✏Perceiving Gender Locally Globally and Intersectionally Book Summary : Addresses questions about how feminist scholars conceptualize gender and view it in relationship to other attributes of individuals and of social systems. This book strives for intersectional analyses broadening that approach beyond the gender, race and class paradigm to include sexuality, employing a variety of methodologies.
📒Women S Rights As Multicultural Claims ✍ Monica Mookherjee
✏Women s Rights as Multicultural Claims Book Summary : This 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 cl
📒Gender Planning And Human Rights ✍ Tovi Fenster
✏Gender Planning and Human Rights Book Summary : Challenging the traditional treatment of human rights cast in purely legal frameworks, the authors argue that, in order to promote the notion of human rights, its geographies and spatialities must be investigated and be made explicit. A wealth of case studies examine the significance of these components in various countries with multi-cultured societies, and identify ways to integrate human rights issues in planning, development and policy making. The book uses case studies from UK, Israel, Canada, Singapore, USA, Peru, European Union, Australia and the Czech Republic.
📒Education And Gender ✍ Debotri Dhar
✏Education and Gender Book Summary : Education and Gender draws on international research from the USA, the UK, India, Mexico, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, to provide a comprehensive global overview of the relationship between gender and education. Rooting constructions of gender and sexuality in specific geographical contexts, the contributors consider a range of issues. Themes discussed include the gender gap in educational attainment; pedagogical strategies; stereotyping in curricula; and education policy. Drawing on best practices worldwide, the contributors identify the current gaps and propose solutions to promote gender-just, equitable and pluralistic societies. Each chapter includes key questions to encourage active engagement with the subject and a list of further reading to support taking the exploration further.
📒The Limits Of Sisterhood ✍ Jeanne Boydston
✏The Limits of Sisterhood Book Summary : The authors alternate their own analyses of the lives of Catharine Esther Beecher, Harrier Beecher Stowe, and Isabella Beecher Hooker with excerpts from the sisters' private and public papers which illustrate key themes within the nineteenth century debate about the woman's sphere.