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Just ResponsibilityA Human Rights Theory of Global Justice$
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Brooke A. Ackerly

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662936.001.0001

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Feminist Grounded Normative Theory and Methodology

Feminist Grounded Normative Theory and Methodology

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(p.131) 4 Feminist Grounded Normative Theory and Methodology
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Just Responsibility
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Brooke A. Ackerly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662936.003.0005

In order to take on global injustice as a problem of injustice itself, a political theory of responsibility requires a methodology for guiding the taking of responsibility for injustice. Chapter 4 provides the feminist theoretical basis for the methodological approach of the book. A feminist grounded normative political theory uses a feminist critical methodology to identify differences in perspectives on injustice. These might reflect differences in how groups experience injustice. In feminist grounded political theory, we treat the space between differences as at once a space of inquiry and a site from which to gain critical purchase on previously normalized exploited power inequalities. The chapter illustrates the role of feminist social criticism in light of the limitations of injustice itself.

Keywords:   feminist methodology, grounded normative theory, Sara Ruddick, Audre Lorde, Sheldon Wolin, experience-grounded approach, non-ideal theory, Third World, feminist social criticism

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