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Women, culture, and development [electronic resource] : a study of human capabilities / edited by Martha C. Nussbaum and Jonathan Glover.

Contributor(s): Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- | Glover, Jonathan | World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in development economics: Publisher: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford Univ. Press, c1995Description: 1 online resource (xi, 481 p.).ISBN: 9780191521751 (electronic bk.); 0191521752 (electronic bk.); 0198289170; 9780198289173; 0198289642 (pbk.); 9780198289647 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women's rights | Sex role | Women in development | Sexos, Papel de los | Mujeres en el desarrollo | Femmes -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement -- Conditions sociales | Femmes -- Droits -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | In�egalit�e sociale -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | D�eveloppement �economique -- Aspect moral | D�eveloppement social -- Aspect moral | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | Vrouwen | Economische ontwikkeling | Sekserol | Gelijkheid | Society Role of WomenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women, culture, and development.DDC classification: 305.42 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Women's equality : a case study ; A matter of survival : women's right to employment in India and Bangladesh / Martha Chen -- Women's equality : methodology, foundations ; Human capabilities, female human beings / Martha C. Nussbaum -- The research programme of development ethics / Jonathan Glover -- Justice, capabilities, and vulnerabilities / Onora O'Neill -- Functioning and capability : the foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's development ethic, part 2 / David A. Crocker -- Pragmatism and moral objectivity / Hilary Putnam -- Democracy and rationality : a dialogue with Hilary Putnam / Linda Alcoff -- Cultural complexity, moral interdependence, and the global dialogical community / Seyla Benhabib -- Women's equality : justice, law, and reason ; Gender inequality and theories of justice / Amartya Sen -- Inequalities between the sexes in different cultural contexts / Susan Moller Okin -- Why not a feminist theory of justice? / Ruth Anna Putnam -- Gender, caste, and law / Cass R. Sunstein -- Emotions and women's capabilities / Martha C. Nussbaum -- A note on the value of gender-identification / Christine M. Korsgaard -- Women's equality : regional perspectives ; Gender inequality in China and cultural relativism / Xiaorong Li -- Inequality in capabilities between men and women in Mexico / Margarita M. Vald�es -- Femininity, equality, and personhood / Roop Rekha Verma -- Recovering Igbo traditions : a case for indigenous women's organizations in development / Nkiru Nzegwu.
Summary: This volume combines philosophical inquiry with economic concerns regarding women's equality in the developing world. Adopting Amartya Sen's capability framework, international contributors tackle issues of cultural relativism vs. cultural imperialism and local tradition vs. universalist critical judgement.
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Women's equality : a case study ; A matter of survival : women's right to employment in India and Bangladesh / Martha Chen -- Women's equality : methodology, foundations ; Human capabilities, female human beings / Martha C. Nussbaum -- The research programme of development ethics / Jonathan Glover -- Justice, capabilities, and vulnerabilities / Onora O'Neill -- Functioning and capability : the foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's development ethic, part 2 / David A. Crocker -- Pragmatism and moral objectivity / Hilary Putnam -- Democracy and rationality : a dialogue with Hilary Putnam / Linda Alcoff -- Cultural complexity, moral interdependence, and the global dialogical community / Seyla Benhabib -- Women's equality : justice, law, and reason ; Gender inequality and theories of justice / Amartya Sen -- Inequalities between the sexes in different cultural contexts / Susan Moller Okin -- Why not a feminist theory of justice? / Ruth Anna Putnam -- Gender, caste, and law / Cass R. Sunstein -- Emotions and women's capabilities / Martha C. Nussbaum -- A note on the value of gender-identification / Christine M. Korsgaard -- Women's equality : regional perspectives ; Gender inequality in China and cultural relativism / Xiaorong Li -- Inequality in capabilities between men and women in Mexico / Margarita M. Vald�es -- Femininity, equality, and personhood / Roop Rekha Verma -- Recovering Igbo traditions : a case for indigenous women's organizations in development / Nkiru Nzegwu.

This volume combines philosophical inquiry with economic concerns regarding women's equality in the developing world. Adopting Amartya Sen's capability framework, international contributors tackle issues of cultural relativism vs. cultural imperialism and local tradition vs. universalist critical judgement.

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