Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2124: The Politics of the Body

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Seyla Benhabib, The Claims of Culture: equality and diversity in the global era (Princeton Uni Press, 2002)

Clare Chambers, ‘Are breast implants better than FGM?  Autonomy, gender equality and Nussbaum’s political liberalism’, CRISP vol 7, issue 1 (2004)

Clare Chambers, Sex, Culture, and Justice: the limits of choice (Pen State Uni Press, 2008)

Karisa Cloward, When Norms Collide: local responses to activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage (OUP, 2016)

Wim Dekkers et al. ‘Bodily integrity and male and female circumcision’, Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy, vol 8, issue 2 (2005)

Rosie Duivenbode and Aasim I Padela, ‘Female genital cutting (FGC) and the cultural boundaries of medical practice’, The American Journal of Bioethics, vol 19, issue 3 (2019)

Jonathan Herring and Jesse Wall, ‘The nature and significance of the right to bodily integrity’ The Cambridge Law Journal, vol 76, issue 3 (CUP, 2017)

Bonnie Honig, ‘My culture made me do it’, in Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? Essay and responses (1999)

Serene J. Khader, Decolonizing Universalism: a transnational feminist ethic (Oxford Uni Press, 2019)

Anne Phillips, Multiculturalism without culture (Princeton Uni Press, 2009)

Anne Phillips, Gender and Culture (Polity Press, 2010)

Susan Moller Okin, Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? (Princeton Uni Press, 1999)

Arianne Shahvisi, ‘“FGM” vs. female “cosmetic” surgeries: why do they continue to be treated separately?’ IJIR (2021)

Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition (Princeton Uni Press, 1992)

Kate Goldie Townsend, ‘The child’s right to genital integrity’, Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol 46, issue 7 (2020)