Single Idea 23413

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism / b. Against communitarianism]

Full Idea

Communitarians say that some of our social roles must be regarded as fixed when planning our lives, …but the women's movement has shown how deeply entrenched social roles can be questioned and rejected.

Gist of Idea

Feminism has shown that social roles are far from fixed (as communitarians tend to see them)


Will Kymlicka (Community [1993], 'Embedded')

Book Reference

'A Companion to Contemporary Political Phil', ed/tr. Goodin,R.E/Pettit,Philip [Blackwell 1995], p.370

A Reaction

True, but parents walking out on young children also shows that. The ideal must be some sort of balance.