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Author Macklem, Timothy, 1951-

Title Beyond comparison : sex and discrimination / Timothy Macklem
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and law
Cambridge studies in philosophy and law
Contents The issues -- Equality -- Difference -- Reasons for feminism -- The value of diversity -- The character of disadvantage -- The role of sexual identity in a successful life -- Equality, difference, and the law
Summary "In Beyond Comparison: Sex and Discrimination Timothy Macklem addresses foundational issues in the long-running debate in legal, political, and social theory about the nature of gender discrimination. He takes the highly original and controversial view that the heart of discrimination lies not in the unfavourable comparisons with the treatment and opportunities that men enjoy but rather in a denial of resources and opportunities that women need to lead successful and meaningful lives as women. Therefore, to understand what women need we must first understand what it is to be a woman." "By displaying an impressive command of the feminist literature as well as intellectual rigour, this work promises to be a milestone in the debate about gender equality and will interest students and professionals in the areas of legal theory and gender studies."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sex discrimination against women.
Women's rights.
Sex differences.
Gender identity.
Women's Rights
Sex Characteristics
Gender Identity
sex role.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Gender identity.
Sex differences.
Sex discrimination against women.
Women's rights.
Direitos da mulher.
DiscriminaĆ§Ć£o sexual.
Identidade sexual.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511062621