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  1. Contesting Cultures:'Westernization,'Respect for Cultures, and Third-World Feminists.Uma Narayan - 1997 - In Linda J. Nicholson (ed.), The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory. Routledge. pp. 396--414.
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  2. Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism.Uma Narayan - 1997 - Routledge.
    Dislocating Cultures takes aim at the related notions of nation, identity, and tradition to show how Western and Third World scholars have misrepresented Third World cultures and feminist agendas.
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  3. Essence of Culture and a Sense of History: A Feminist Critique of Cultural Essentialism.Uma Narayan - 1998 - Hypatia 13 (2):86 - 106.
    Drawing parallels between gender essentialism and cultural essentialism, I point to some common features of essentialist pictures of culture. I argue that cultural essentialism is detrimental to feminist agendas and suggest strategies for its avoidance. Contending that some forms of cultural relativism buy into essentialist notions of culture, I argue that postcolonial feminists need to be cautious about essentialist contrasts between "Western" and "Third World" cultures.
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  4. Decentering the Center: Philosophy for a Multicultural, Postcolonial, and Feminist World.Uma Narayan & Sandra Harding (eds.) - 2000 - Indiana University Press.
    The essays in this volume bring to their focuses on philosophical issues the new angles of vision created by the multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminisms that have been developing around us.
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  5. Working Together Across Difference: Some Considerations on Emotions and Political Practice.Uma Narayan - 1988 - Hypatia 3 (2):31-47.
    Uma Narayan attempts to clarify what the feminist notion of the 'epistemic privilege of the oppressed' does and does not imply. She argues that the fact that oppressed 'insiders' have epistemic privilege regarding their oppression creates problems in dialogue with and coalitionary politics involving 'outsiders' who do not share the oppression, since the latter fail to come to terms with the epistemic privilege of the insiders. She concretely analyzes different ways in which the emotions of insiders can be inadvertantly hurt (...)
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  6. The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives From a Nonwestern Feminist.Uma Narayan - 1989 - In Alison M. Jaggar & Susan Bordo (eds.), Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing. Rutgers University Press. pp. 256--69.
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    Colonialism and Its Others: Considerations On Rights and Care Discourses.Uma Narayan - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (2):133-140.
    I point to a colonial care discourse that enabled colonizers to define themselves in relationship to "inferior" colonized subjects. The colonized, however, had very different accounts of this relationship. While contemporary care discourse correctly insists on acknowledging human needs and relationships, it needs to worry about who defines these often contested terms. I conclude that improvements along dimensions of care and of justice often provide "enabling conditions" for each other.
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  8. Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism.Uma Narayan - 1997 - Routledge.
    _Dislocating Cultures_ takes aim at the related notions of nation, identity, and tradition to show how Western and Third World scholars have misrepresented Third World cultures and feminist agendas. Drawing attention to the political forces that have spawned, shaped, and perpetuated these misrepresentations since colonial times, Uma Narayan inspects the underlying problems which "culture" poses for the respect of difference and cross-cultural understanding. Questioning the problematic roles assigned to Third World subjects within multiculturalism, Narayan examines ways in which the flow (...)
     
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    [Poems].Uma Narayan - 1988 - Hypatia 3 (2):101 - 106.
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    Sisterhood and "Doing Good": Asymmetries of Western Feminist Location, Access and Orbits of Concern.Uma Narayan - 2019 - Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 5 (2).
    There are a variety of discourses and practices that position Western feminists as people who have a moral and political obligation to concern themselves with the welfare, suffering, or empowerment of non-Western subjects, often women, and intervene to “do good” on their behalf. Conversely, there are virtually no discourses and practices that assign moral and political obligations to non-Western feminists to intervene in matters involving the welfare or suffering of Western subjects, including women. A central goal of my paper is (...)
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  11. Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism.Uma Narayan - 1997 - Routledge.
    _Dislocating Cultures_ takes aim at the related notions of nation, identity, and tradition to show how Western and Third World scholars have misrepresented Third World cultures and feminist agendas. Drawing attention to the political forces that have spawned, shaped, and perpetuated these misrepresentations since colonial times, Uma Narayan inspects the underlying problems which "culture" poses for the respect of difference and cross-cultural understanding. Questioning the problematic roles assigned to Third World subjects within multiculturalism, Narayan examines ways in which the flow (...)
     
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    Appropriate Responses and Preventive Benefits: Justifying Censure and Hard Treatment in Legal Punishment.Uma Narayan - 1993 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 13 (2):166-182.
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    Mail-Order 'Brides'.Uma Narayan - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (1):104-119.
    This essay analyzes why women whose immigration status is dependent on their marriage face higher risks of domestic violence than women who are citizens and explores the factors that collude to prevent acknowledgment of their greater susceptibility to battering. It criticizes elements of current U.S. immigration policy that are detrimental to the welfare of battered immigrant women, and argues for changes that would make immigration policy more sensitive to their plight.
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    Reconstructing Political Theory: Feminist Perspectives.Mary Lyndon Shanley & Uma Narayan (eds.) - 1997 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    In this volume, a companion to Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory (Penn State, 1991) edited by Mary Lyndon Shanley and Carole Pateman, leading feminist theorists rethink the traditional concepts of political theory and expand the ...
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    “Male-Order” Brides: Immigrant Women, Domestic Violence and Immigration Law.Uma Narayan - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (1):104 - 119.
    This essay analyzes why women whose immigration status is dependent on their marriage face higher risks of domestic violence than women who are citizens and explores the factors that collude to prevent acknowledgment of their greater susceptibility to battering. It criticizes elements of current U.S. immigration policy that are detrimental to the welfare of battered immigrant women, and argues for changes that would make immigration policy more sensitive to their plight.
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    Undoing the 'Package Picture' of Cultures.Uma Narayan - 2004 - Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 25 (4):1083-1086.
    Many feminists of color have demonstrated the need to take into account differences among women to avoid hegemonic gender-essentialist analyses that represent the problems and interests of privileged women as paradigmatic. As feminist agendas become global, there is growing feminist concern to consider national and cultural differences among women. However, in attempting to take seriously these cultural differences, many feminists risk replacing gender-essentialist analyses with culturally essentialist analyses that replicate problematic colonialist notions about the cultural differences between "Western culture" and (...)
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    Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy.Sandra Bartky, Teresa Brennan, Claudia Card, Virginia Held, Alison M. Jaggar, Stephanie Lewis, Uma Narayan, Martha Nussbaum, Andrea Nye, Kristin Schrader-Frechette, Ofelia Schutte & Karen Warren - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable advances now evident for women in the field.
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    Introduction. Border Crossings: Multicultural and Postcolonial Feminist Challenges to Philosophy (Part I).Uma Narayan & Sandra Harding - 1998 - Hypatia 13 (2):1-6.
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    Introduction. Border Crossings: Multicultural and Postcolonial Feminist Challenges to Philosophy.Uma Narayan & Sandra Harding - 1998 - Hypatia 13 (2):1-6.
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    Feminists Doing Ethics.Peggy Desautels, Joanne Waugh, Margaret Urban Walker, Uma Narayan, Diana Tietjens Meyers & Hilde Lindemann Nelson (eds.) - 2001 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this collection, contributors refashion essays from the international conference on feminist ethics, Feminist Ethics Revisited, with an aim to critique social practice and develop an ethics of universal justice. The essays in this exciting volume explore the intricacies and impact of reasoned moral action, the virtues of character, and the empowering responsibility that morality generates. Feminists Doing Ethics brings to light concepts and ideas that are intended to extend our understanding of morality and of ourselves.
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    What Do Rights Have to Do with It?: Reflections on What Distinguishes "Traditional Nonwestern" Frameworks From Contemporary Rights-Based Systems.Uma Narayan - 1993 - Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):186-199.
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    The Morality of Pluralism.Uma Narayan - 1993 - Ethics 105 (2):407-409.
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    Colonialismo, Género, Sector Laboral Informal Y Justicia Social.Uma Narayan - 2005 - Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez 39:337-362.
    Unlike women’s paid work in the formal sector and women’s unpaid domestic and care-giving labor, women’s informal sector work has received little explicit attention from philosophers, including feminist philosophers, though the vast majority of women in most Third World countries (roughly 80% overall) work in this sector.
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    Begging for Justice.Uma Narayan - 1993 - Social Philosophy Today 8:151-163.
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    Feminism/Postmodernism. [REVIEW]Uma Narayan - 1991 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 3 (3):7-15.
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    Begging for Justice: Free Speech, Equal Protection, and a Legal Ban on Begging.Uma Narayan - 1993 - Social Philosophy Today 8:151-163.
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    Feminism/Postmodernism.Uma Narayan - 1991 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 3 (3):7-15.
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    Three Conceptions of Provocation.Uma Narayan & Andrew von Hirsch - 1996 - Criminal Justice Ethics 15 (1):15-24.
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    Poems.Uma Narayan - 1988 - Hypatia 3 (2):101-106.
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    Feminist Scholarship and the Internationalization of Women’s Studies.Minoo Moallem, Estelle Freedman, Uma Narayan, Sandra Harding, Chandra Mohanty & Adrien Katherine Wing - 2006 - Feminist Studies 32 (2):332.
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    Book Review:The Morality of Pluralism. John Kekes. [REVIEW]Uma Narayan - 1995 - Ethics 105 (2):407-.
  32. Having and Raising Children.Uma Narayan & Julia Bartkowiak (eds.) - 1998 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
  33. Offensive Conduct: What is It and When May We Legally Regulate It?Uma Narayan - 1990 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
    My first chapter criticizes the prevalent understanding of offensive conduct as conduct that causes others mental distress and develops a normative view of offensive conduct as conduct that treats others without due consideration or respect. My second chapter examines the relationship between 'harm' and 'offense'. I analyze harm as a setback to an 'interest-as-claim' that reduces a person's resources or capacities to function. I argue that offensive conduct is sometimes a harm and sometimes not. ;My third chapter criticizes a majoritarian (...)
     
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