Social and Political Philosophy > Culture and Cultures > Multiculturalism > Multiculturalism and Feminism
Edited by Suzy Killmister (University of Connecticut)
|Summary||Multiculturalism and feminism have a tense relationship. While much of the philosophical defense of multiculturalism has been presented in terms that are amenable to feminist concerns, a number of feminist criticisms of multiculturalism have emerged in recent years. In particular, some feminists have objected that the protection of cultural practices frequently comes at the expense of gender equality. Issues that crystalise this tension include the burqa ban, religious education, and female genital mutilation.|
|Key works||A key feminist critique of multiculturalism is Okin 1999 (see also her Okin 1998 and Okin 2002). Other influential works include Spinner‐Halev 2001, Phillips 2007, Deveaux 2006, Meyers 2001 and Shachar 2001.|
|Introductions||The best starting point for an overview of this topic is the collection of essays in Cohen, Howard 1999|
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