Feminist Theory 17 (3):285-302 (2016)

Authors
Alasia Nuti
London School of Economics
Abstract
Feminists have noted the injustice of the institution of marriage and the asymmetric power dynamics within gender-structured marriages. Recently, feminists have found an unexpected supporter of this struggle against marriage in some liberal political theorists. I argue that this new wave of interest in the wrongness of marriage within liberalism reveals shortcomings from a feminist perspective. While some liberals fail to realise that instead of being disestablished, the institution of marriage should be radically reformed, others do not recognise that such a reform should be theorised by starting from our non-idealised conditions of gender inequality and from an analysis of how the institution of marriage intersects with other spheres of gender injustice. This article provides recommendations for the radical reform of marriage by following some methodological premises of feminist theory. To illustrate how the reform of marriage should be theorised, it focuses on the intersection between the sphere of gender injustice represented by immigration and that of marriage.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1177/1464700116666235
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,091
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Inclusion and Democracy.Iris Marion Young - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
Ideal Vs. Non‐Ideal Theory: A Conceptual Map.Laura Valentini - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (9):654-664.
The Sexual Contract.Carole Pateman - 1990 - Ethics 100 (3):658-669.
Aliens and Citizens.Joseph H. Carens - 1987 - Review of Politics 49 (2):251-273.

View all 22 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships.Elizabeth Brake (ed.) - 2016 - Oxford University Press USA.
The Liberal Case for Disestablishing Marriage.Tamara Metz - 2007 - Contemporary Political Theory 6 (2):196-217.
Efik Traditional Marriage Rites- A Gender Perspective.E. Y. O. Ubong Ekpenyong - 2016 - Religions: Journal of the Nigerian Association 26 (1).
Is Civil Marriage Illiberal?Ralph Wedgwood - 2016 - In Elizabeth Brake (ed.), After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships. Oxford University Press. pp. 29–50.
The Fundamental Argument for Same Sex Marriage.Ralph Wedgwood - 1999 - Journal of Political Philosophy 7 (3):225–242.
Getting (Un-)Hitched.Brook J. Sadler - 2019 - Radical Philosophy Review 22 (2):257-284.
Adultery, Open Marriage, and Autonomy.Mark Piper - 2016 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 (2):219-229.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-11-25

Total views
10 ( #899,635 of 2,506,349 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #209,812 of 2,506,349 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes