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„Zachraňte Aminu“: Globální spravedlnost pro ženy a interkulturní dialog
‚Saving Amina‘: Global Justice for Women and Intercultural Dialogue

Author(s): Alison M. Jaggar
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Sociologický ústav
Keywords: gender; non -western cultures; global justice

Summary/Abstract: Western moral and political theorists have recently devoted considerable attention to the perceived victimisation of women by non -western cultures. In this paper, the author argues that conceiving injustice to poor women in poor countries primarily as a matter of their oppression by illiberal cultures presents an understanding of their situation that is crucially incomplete. This incomplete understanding distorts Western theorists’ comprehension of our moral relationship to women elsewhere in the world and so of our theoretical task. It also impoverishes our assumptions about the intercultural dialogue necessary to promote global justice for women.

  • Issue Year: 11/2010
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 3-16
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Czech