Volume 29, 2018
Philosophical Approaches to Gender
The Quest for Social Justice and Multiculturalism from the Perspective of Gender Alterity
This paper attempts to discuss the way in which the issues of alterity affect our understanding of the questions related to social justice and multiculturalism, from the perspective of gender. The paper is divided into four parts. The first part presents a brief sketch of the idea of gender alterity, indicating its purpose to spell out female voices and to struggle for necessary concerns. The second and the third parts elaborate on the quest of feminism for social justice and multiculturalism in western countries and in China. And finally the fourth analyzes the value of gender alterity which challenges our understanding of social justice and enables us to have a more tolerable attitude towards multiculturalism.