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The Resource The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era, Seyla Benhabib

The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era, Seyla Benhabib

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The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era
Title
The claims of culture
Title remainder
equality and diversity in the global era
Statement of responsibility
Seyla Benhabib
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How can liberal democracy best be realized in a world fraught with conflicting new forms of identity politics and intensifying conflicts over culture? This book brings unparalleled clarity to the contemporary debate over this question. Maintaining that cultures are themselves torn by conflicts about their own boundaries, Seyla Benhabib challenges the assumption shared by many theorists and activists that cultures are clearly defined wholes. She argues that much debate--including that of "strong" multiculturalism, which sees cultures as distinct pieces of a mosaic--is dominated by this faulty belief, one with grave consequences for how we think injustices among groups should be redressed and human diversity achieved. Benhabib masterfully presents an alternative approach, developing an understanding of cultures as continually creating, re-creating, and renegotiating the imagined boundaries between "us" and "them." Drawing on contemporary cultural politics from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States, Benhabib develops a double-track model of deliberative democracy that permits maximum cultural contestation within the official public sphere as well as in and through social movements and the institutions of civil society. Agreeing with political liberals that constitutional and legal universalism should be preserved at the level of polity, she nonetheless contends that such a model is necessary to resolve multicultural conflicts. Analyzing in detail the transformation of citizenship practices in European Union countries, Benhabib concludes that flexible citizenship, certain kinds of legal pluralism and models of institutional powersharing are quite compatible with deliberative democracy, as long as they are in accord with egalitarian reciprocity, voluntary self-ascription, and freedom of exit and association. The Claims of Culture offers invaluable insight to all those, whether students or scholars, lawyers or policymakers, who strive to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of cultural politics in the twenty-first century"--Publisher description
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Benhabib, Seyla
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Politics and culture
  • Political science
  • Nationalism
  • Culture
  • Politique et culture
  • Idées politiques
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Culture
  • Nationalism
  • Political science
  • Politics and culture
  • Yugoslavia
  • Cultuur
  • Multiculturele samenlevingen
  • Gelijkheid
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Internationalisatie
  • Globalisierung
  • Kultursoziologie
  • Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
  • Cultura (aspectos sociais)
  • Política
  • Culture
  • Science politique
  • Politique et culture
  • Multiculturalisme
  • Cultura (aspectos sociais)
  • Cultuur
  • Gelijkheid
  • Internationalisatie
  • Multiculturele samenlevingen
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Política
Label
The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era, Seyla Benhabib
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the use and abuse of culture -- "Nous" et les "Autres" (we and the others) : Is universalism ethnocentric? -- From redistribution to recognition? : the paradigm change of contemporary politics -- Multiculturalism and gendered citizenship -- Deliberative democracy and multicultural dilemmas -- Who are "we"? : dilemmas of citizenship in contemporary Europe -- Conclusion : What lies beyond the nation-state?
Control code
on1041854166
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186542
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv321wtp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041854166
Label
The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era, Seyla Benhabib
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the use and abuse of culture -- "Nous" et les "Autres" (we and the others) : Is universalism ethnocentric? -- From redistribution to recognition? : the paradigm change of contemporary politics -- Multiculturalism and gendered citizenship -- Deliberative democracy and multicultural dilemmas -- Who are "we"? : dilemmas of citizenship in contemporary Europe -- Conclusion : What lies beyond the nation-state?
Control code
on1041854166
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186542
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv321wtp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041854166

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