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Tuğçe Kurtiş & Glenn Adams

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A Cultural Psychology of Relationship: Toward aTransnational Feminist Psychology
A Cultural Psychology of Relationship: Toward a Transnational Feminist Psychology
Tuğçe KurtişGlenn Adams

Psychologists interested in human rights and social justice sometimes find themselves facingconflicting concerns of gender inequality and cultural imperialism. An extreme version of thistension is the appropriation of women’s rights discourse in the global war on terror, asEuropean and US leaders cite defense of women’s rights as a justification for ongoingmilitary intervention in Afghanistan and elsewhere (see Stabile & Kumar, 2005). On the onehand, standing with feminist scholars who work for gender liberation, one might applaud efforts toextend women’s freedom, dignity, and range of life options in contexts of appallingoppression. On the other hand, standing with postcolonial scholars who work for global socialjustice, one ...

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