Multiculturalism: Expanded Paperback Edition (Paperback)

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By Charles Taylor, Amy Gutmann (Editor), Kwame Anthony Appiah (Commentaries by)
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A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition," this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism. Charles Taylor's initial inquiry, which considers whether the institutions of liberal democratic government make room--or should make room--for recognizing the worth of distinctive cultural traditions, remains the centerpiece of this discussion. It is now joined by J rgen Habermas's extensive essay on the issues of recognition and the democratic constitutional state and by K. Anthony Appiah's commentary on the tensions between personal and collective identities, such as those shaped by religion, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexuality, and on the dangerous tendency of multicultural politics to gloss over such tensions. These contributions are joined by those of other well-known thinkers, who further relate the demand for recognition to issues of multicultural education, feminism, and cultural separatism.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780691037790
ISBN-10: 0691037795
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: September 11th, 1994
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: University Center for Human Values