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Personal Autonomy and Cultural Tradition: The Arranged Marriage Debate in Britain

Monique Deveaux

in Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199289790
eISBN:
9780191711022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289790.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the ways in which particular liberal notions of personal autonomy sit uneasily with certain cultural practices, especially those of ‘traditional’ or nonliberal groups. It argues ... More


Cultural Minorities and Women's Rights

Marilyn Friedman

in Autonomy, Gender, Politics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195138504
eISBN:
9780199785902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138503.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter aims to identify a common ground between liberals and defenders of cultural minorities that can serve as the basis for a mutually acceptable, yet still liberal, policy toward the ... More


Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book is the first sustained study of migration as it is portrayed in African American literature, letters, music, and painting. It identifies the “migration narrative” as a dominant African ... More


Heritage, Memory, and Identity Work

Lee A. Smithey

in Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195395877
eISBN:
9780199914470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395877.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the potentials for cultural traditions or heritage work to contribute to conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. The construction of memory and identity are closely related ... More


Introduction

Peter Jordan

in Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276925
eISBN:
9780520958333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276925.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter outlines the general aims of the book, contextualizes its general approach within older streams of research, and identifies the key debates and questions it will address. It ... More


Gender Inequality in China and Cultural Relativism

Xiaorong Li

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Li provides an account of women's inequality in China and its relation to traditional norms. Contending against cultural relativist approaches to China and in favour of a more internationalist and ... More


Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More


How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter is an overview of “empowerment projects.” It shows how empowerment projects are supposed to blend different kinds of people and different kinds of organizations—civic association, state ... More


Conclusion

Magdi Guirguis

in An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Trying to understand any particular trend out of a historical setting can easily lead to a distorted view of the matter. The same is true for the legacy of an artist like Yuhanna al-Armani. This ... More


Cultural Traditions and Prehistoric Archaeology

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter argues for the critical necessity of cosmology, ideology, ethos, and worldview as delineating real differences within the cultural tradition of a people. At the general level, then, the ... More


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