Issues of global justice have received increasing attention in academic philosophy in recent years but the gendered dimensions of these issues are often overlooked or treated as peripheral. This groundbreaking collection by Alison Jaggar brings gender to the centre of philosophical debates about global justice. The explorations presented here range far beyond the limited range of issues often thought to constitute feminists' concerns about global justice, such as female seclusion, genital cutting, and sex trafficking. Instead, established and emerging scholars expose the gendered and racialized aspects of transnational divisions of paid and unpaid labor, class formation, taxation, migration, mental health, the so-called resource curse, and conceptualizations of violence, honor, and consent. Jaggar's introduction explains how these and other feminist investigations of the transnational order raise deep challenges to assumptions about justice that for centuries have underpinned Western political philosophy. Taken together the pieces in this volume present a sustained philosophical engagement with gender and global justice. Gender and Global Justice provides an accessible and original perspective on this important field and looks set to reframe philosophical reflection on global justice.
"The last decade has seen an explosion of work on global justice. But most of it has neglected the gendered aspects of many pressing transnational moral problems. This volume is a welcome correction and should be taken seriously by anyone concerned to understand and to help correct the severe injustices that continue to oppress so many people around the world." Thomas Pogge, Yale University "This outstanding collection of new philosophical essays conceives the gendered dimensions of global justice to include not only domestic work and sexual violence but also such issues as migrant workers, mental health, and taxation. I highly recommend it for any upper-level course or seminar on global justice and human rights." Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin "This book marks an important contribution both to feminism and to the philosophy of global justice. There has been a tendency to neglect, in theory and in practice, gendered dimensions of serious transnational wrongs and challenges. These authors reckon with global dynamics of gender on issues including poverty, labor migration, war and violence, the experience of violation, and mental health. A compelling and corrective volume." Erin Kelly, Tufts University
Alison M. Jaggar is a College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the departments of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies. Jaggar is also a Research Co-ordinator at the University of Oslo's Center for the Study of Mind in Nature.