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Recognition and Difference
Politics, Identity, Multiculture

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September 2002 | 282 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Are there any cultural universals left? Does multiculturalism inevitably involve a slide into moral relativism? This timely and insightful book examines questions of politics and identity in the age of multicultures. It draws together the contribution of outstanding contributors such as Fraser, Honneth, O'Neill, Bauman, Lister, Gilroy and De Swann to explore how difference and multiculturalism take on the arguments of universalist humanism. The approach taken derives from the traditions of cultural sociology and cultural studies rather than political science and philosophy.

The book takes seriously the argument that the social bond and recognition are in danger through globalization and deterritorialization. It is a major contribution to the emerging debate on the form of post-national forms of civil society.


Scott Lash and Mike Featherstone
Recognition and Difference
Politics, Identity, Multiculture

 
 
PART ONE: RECOGNITION
Nancy Fraser
Recognition without Ethics?
Axel Honneth
Recognition or Redistribution?
Changing Perspectives on the Moral Order of Society

 
Majid Yar
Recognition and the Politics of Human(e) Desire
John O'Neill
Oh, My Others! There Is No Other
Capital Culture, Class and Other-Wiseness

 
Ruth Lister
Towards a Citizen's Welfare State
The 3 + 2 `R's of Welfare Reform

 
Sylvia Walby
From Community to Coalition
The Politics of Recognition as the Handmaiden of the Politics of Equality in an Era of Globalization

 
 
PART TWO: DIFFERENCE
Zygmunt Bauman
The Great War of Recognition
Paul Gilroy
Joined-Up Politics and Post-Colonial Melancholia
Francoise Vergès
Vertigo and Emancipation
Creole Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Politics

 
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Nuestra America
Reinventing a Subaltern Paradigm of Recognition and Redistribution

 
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Hybridity, So What?
The Anti-Hybridity Backlash and the Riddles of Recognition

 
Sallie Westwood
Complex Choreography
Poliltcs and Regimes of Recognition

 
Abram De Swaan
Dyscivilization, Mass Extermination and the State

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