Between Cultures: Tensions in the Struggle for Recognition

Between Cultures: Tensions in the Struggle for Recognition

by Alexander Garcia Duttmann
     
 

Whenever an individual asks to be recognized, he asks for confirmation of what he believes himself to be. But he also asks for an establishing act that brings about what he will be once he has been recognized. Recognition is thus marked by a tension between two incompatible demands. Between Cultures is a philosophical attempt to discuss issues related toSee more details below

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Whenever an individual asks to be recognized, he asks for confirmation of what he believes himself to be. But he also asks for an establishing act that brings about what he will be once he has been recognized. Recognition is thus marked by a tension between two incompatible demands. Between Cultures is a philosophical attempt to discuss issues related to multiculturalism in the light of this struggle for recognition. Moving effortlessly across various disciplines, it refers to the work of Adorno, Derrida, Freud, Hegel, Heidegger, Rawls, Walzer and Wittgenstein to describe a historical and critical politics of recognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859847558
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
04/17/2000
Series:
Phronesis Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.93(d)

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