1: Introduction 2: Liberal Approaches to Conflicts of Culture 3: Women's Rights as Human Rights 4: Deliberative Democracy: Empowering Cultural Communities 5: Native Rights and Liberal Sex Equality: The Case of Canada 6: Personal Autonomy and Cultural Tradition 7: Gender and Cultural Justice in South Africa 8: Conclusion: Legitimizing Democracy and Democratizing Legitimacy
Monique Deveaux is Associate Professor of Political Science at Williams College, where she teaches courses in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought. She is the author of Cultural Pluralism and Dilemmas of Justice (Cornell University Press, 2000), a co-editor of Sexual/Cultural Justice: Critical Perspectives in Political Theory and Practice (forthcoming, Routledge), and author of articles on topics ranging from cultural toleration to feminist moral theory in such journals as Political Theory, Social and Theory and Practice, and Political Studies. Deveaux is a recipient of a residential fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard (2001-2) and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (2001). She holds a Ph.D. from University of Cambridge.
Deveaux's book is a breath of fresh air-it combines a theory-based approach with high-quality empirical research from several locations around the world. The book is at its best when describing issues of gender justice in diverse areas-Canada, South Africa, and Great Britain...and is likely to provoke debate about its theoretical implications while providing useful case studies. * CHOICE *