Readership: Economists, philosophers, political scientists, sociologists. Also academics and general readers interested in gender issues in these fields, and women's studies.
Edited by Martha C. Nussbaum, Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago, USA, and Jonathan Glover, Fellow of New College and University Lecturer, University of Oxford
"The essays in Nussbaum and Glover's anthology project a powerful and timely critique of cultural relativism in assessing the quality of life ... This anthology presents the viewpoints of the essentialists ... I felt deeply reassured by the cogent arguments of third-world women, who share my apprehension, in this multidimensional Nussbaum-Glover anthology. The combination of philosophical discourse, feminist insights and thorough economic analysis makes the book highly unusual ... refreshingly readable with writing that is witty and displays deep empathy with human values." - Times Higher Education Supplement