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  • Hardcover: 492 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Highlighting edition (4 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195110323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195110326
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 4.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Hard-hitting, in Nussbaum's characteristic take-no-prisoners style, setting out a clear case that women endure ignominious oppression in the name of culture and religion, and that feminists and liberals alike should tolerate it no longer ... well written and an easy read ... this is a good book for those who want an introduction to, or survey of, Nussbaum's recent thinking on popular issues. (American Political Science Review)

What emerges is a new version of feminism capable of articulating theories of both national and global justice ... the detailed analyses which the book provides do present a vast resource of information on global issues of religion, practices of circumcision and homosexuality. (Years Work in Critical Cultural Theory)

Erudite collection of essays ... For Nussbaum, liberalism and feminism are indivisible, and her essays elegantly resolve many of the problems this has appeared to present ... Like all good liberal philosophy, Sex and Social Justice manages to inspire even as it confronts awesome injustice. (Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian, Saturday Review)

In these essays we get Nussbaum at her best. (Ben Rogers, Financial Times)

About the Author

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Among her many publications is Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature (OUP 1990).

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