Recognition and Difference

Recognition and Difference : Politics, Identity, Multiculture

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 21.08mm | 570g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 0761949879
  • 9780761949879

Table of contents

Recognition and Difference - Scott Lash and Mike Featherstone
Politics, Identity, Multiculture
Recognition without Ethics? - Nancy Fraser
Recognition or Redistribution? - Axel Honneth
Changing Perspectives on the Moral Order of Society
Recognition and the Politics of Human(e) Desire - Majid Yar
Oh, My Others! There Is No Other - John O'Neill
Capital Culture, Class and Other-Wiseness
Towards a Citizen's Welfare State - Ruth Lister
The 3 + 2 `R's of Welfare Reform
From Community to Coalition - Sylvia Walby
The Politics of Recognition as the Handmaiden of the Politics of Equality in an Era of Globalization
The Great War of Recognition - Zygmunt Bauman
Joined-Up Politics and Post-Colonial Melancholia - Paul Gilroy
Vertigo and Emancipation - Francoise Verges
Creole Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Politics
Nuestra America - Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Reinventing a Subaltern Paradigm of Recognition and Redistribution
Hybridity, So What? - Jan Nederveen Pieterse
The Anti-Hybridity Backlash and the Riddles of Recognition
Complex Choreography - Sallie Westwood
Poliltcs and Regimes of Recognition
Dyscivilization, Mass Extermination and the State - Abram De Swaan
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About Scott M. Lash

Professor Scott Lash is the Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, as well as a a project leader in the Goldsmiths Media Research Programme. He is a leading name within sociology and cultural studies, has written numerous books and articles over the last twenty years, and is currently the managing editor for the journal Theory, Culture and Society.
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