Decolonizing universalism : toward a transnational feminist ethic / Serene J. Khader.

Khader, Serene J. [Browse]
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Studies in feminist philosophy. [More in this series]
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'Decolonizing Universalism' develops a genuinely anti-imperialist feminism. Against relativism/universalism debates that ask feminists to either reject normativity or reduce feminism to a Western conceit, Khader's nonideal universalism rediscovers the normative core of feminism in opposition to sexist oppression and reimagines the role of moral ideals in transnational feminist praxis.
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  • Cover
  • Series
  • Decolonizing Universalism
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Imperialism in the Name of Feminism
  • The Argument of the Book
  • The Chapters: From Relativism and Universalism to Specific Values
  • A Worry: What about Feminist Solidarity?
  • Methodology and the Challenges of Normative Theorizing across Disciplines
  • Terminological Clarifications and Scope
  • 1. Toward a Decolonial Feminist Universalism
  • Missionary Feminism and the Problem of Saving "To"
  • Is "Missionary" Another Word for "Universalist"?
  • Toward a Nonideal Universalism
  • Conclusion
  • 2. Individualism: Beyond Okin's Ultimatum
  • Individualism and Imperialist Associational Damage
  • Two Types of Individualism
  • Against Independence Individualism
  • 3. Autonomy and the Secular: Do Muslim Women Need Freedom?
  • Enlightenment Freedom and Its Dangers
  • Traditions as Inherently Patriarchal: Why Feminism Seems to Need Enlightenment Freedom
  • Moderating the Feminist Relationship to Tradition: Reflexive Distance
  • From Inherited Sources to Oppressive Effects: Making Conceptual Space for Traditionalist Feminisms
  • Conclusion: Feminism without Enlightenment Freedom
  • 4. Gender-​Role Eliminativism: Complementarian Challenges to Feminism
  • The Anti-​imperialist Case for Complementarian Feminisms
  • Defenses of Household Headship Complementarianism
  • A Feminist Desideratum: Criticizing Patriarchal Risk and the Devaluation of Women's Labor
  • Can the Wrongness of IISNPs Be Explained in a Headship-​ Complementarianism-​Compatible Way with Reference to Agency or Self-​Esteem?
  • Can the Wrongness of IISNPs Be Explained with Reference to Men's Duties of Guardianship?
  • What Role Can Headship Complementarian Strategies Play in Transnational Feminist Praxis?
  • 5. Gender Role Eliminativism: Feminized Power and the Public.
  • Dismissing "Other" Women's Power
  • Assessing Feminized Power under Nonideal Conditions: Normative Guidelines
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index.
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