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Title: Gender, Diversity and Public Policy
Contributor(s): Babacan, Hurriyet  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: Gender, one of the most complex and important concepts in social theory, remains one of its most controversial. Gender carries two related yet analytically distinctive and highly contested implications - that the power differentials between women and men seen in most societies are a consequence of the different and specialised capacities of the two groups; and that differential outcomes in life chances for women and men are a consequence of men's organising broader social relations to their own advantage. When gender is applied to the realm of cultural diversity, both of these dimensions come under further scrutiny, and invite continuing argument. 'Intersectionality' has come to describe approaches that explore the interaction of gender with ethnicity, with class, with age and with disability status. This chapter draws on intersectionality to interrogate the relationship between gender and multicultural theory and policies, and the subsequent outcomes in Australian society.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: 'For those who've come across the seas...' Australian Multicultural Theory, Policy and Practice, p. 161-168
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Place of Publication: North Melbourne, Australia
ISBN: 9781925003222
Field of Research (FOR): 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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