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Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities (Wider Studies in Development Economics)

Опубликовано на портале: 14-07-2005
New-York: Oxford University Press, 1995, 496 с.
Women, a majority of the world's population, receive only a small proportion of its opportunities and benefits. According to the 1993 UN Human Development Report, there is no country in the world in which women's quality of life is equal to that of men. This examination of women's quality of life addresses questions which have a particular urgency, and aims to describe the basic situation of all women. The contributors confront the issue of cultural relativism, criticizing the approach which, in its desire to respect different cultural traditions, can result in indifference to injustice. Gender justice and women's equality is then proposed in various areas in which quality of life is measured. Like its predecessor, The Quality of Life, this volume encourages the reader to think critically about the central fundamental concepts used in development economics, and suggests major criticisms of current economic approaches from that fundamental viewpoint. In addition to scholars of women's and gender studies, this work of World Institute for Development Economics Research will be of interest to economists, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists.


    Part I. Women's Equality: A Case Study

  • A Matter of Survival: Women's Right to Employment in India and Bangladesh

    Part II. Women's Equality: Methodology, Foundations

  • Human Capabilities, Female Human Beings
  • Martha C. Nussbaum: Human Capabilities, Female Human Beings
  • The Research Programme of Development Ethics
  • Justice, Capabilities, and Vulnerabilities
  • Functioning and Capability: The Foundations of Sen's and Nussbaum's Development Ethic, Part 2
  • Pragmatism and Moral Objectivity
  • Democracy and Rationality: A Dialogue With Hilary Putnam
  • Cultural Complexity, Moral Interdependence, and the Global Dialogical Community

    Part III. Women's Equality: Justice, Law, and Reason

  • Gender Inequality and Theories of Justice
  • Inequalities Between the Sexes in Different Cultural Contexts
  • Why not a Feminist Theory of Justice?
  • Gender, Caste, and Law
  • Emotions and Women's Capabilities
  • Martha C. Nussbaum: Emotions and Women's Capabilities
  • A Note on the Value of Gender-Identification

    Part IV. Women's Equality: Regional Perspectives

  • Gender Inequality in China and Cultural Relativism
  • Inequality in Capabilities Between Men and Women in Mexico
  • Femininity, Equality, and Personhood
  • Recovering Igbo Traditions: A Case for Indigenous Women's Organizations in Development