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"Is Culture Taboo? Feminism, Intersectionality, and Culture Talk in Law.".

Deckha, Maneesha. "Is Culture Taboo? Feminism, Intersectionality, and Culture Talk in Law." Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue femmes et droit, vol. 16, no. 1 (2004), pp. 14-53.

L' auteure soutient qu'une veritable adhesional' analysedel' <<intersectionnalite>> exige que les feministes soient receptives a des revendications a caractere culturel lorsque ces revendications ne peuvent subordonner les interets des members les plus vulnerables de ces minorites culturelles en aggravant leur situation, ni dans la situation actuelle, ni dans un avenir previsible. Elle conclut que le droit doit permettre aux groupes marginalises de reclamer la protection de leur culture ou, inversement, de resister a des incursions culturelles et que ces revendications juridiques n'etouffent pas necessairement la dissidence au sein des cultures minoritaires. (resume de la redaction)

The author argues that a commitment to an intersectional analysis requires feminists to be responsive to cultural claims when such responsiveness would not actually, intentionally or foreseeably, subordinate the interests of vulnerable members of cultural minorities by worsening their condition. She concludes that the law should permit marginalized cultural groups to make claims about cultural protection or, alternatively, to resist cultural encroachments and that such legal claims need not subordinate cultural dissenters within minority cultures. (Journal abstract)
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Title Annotation:LAW/DROIT
Publication:Resources for Feminist Research
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Mar 22, 2006
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