Culture in the Plural

Culture in the Plural

by Michel De Certeau, Luce Giard
     
 

In this translation, Michel de Certeau anticipates current debates surrounding multicultralism and social diversity, providing a prescient critique of identity politics. De Certeau considers the idea of culture itself, unveiling the specific political and social conflicts culture is designed to conceal. He then looks at culture from several methodological and…  See more details below

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In this translation, Michel de Certeau anticipates current debates surrounding multicultralism and social diversity, providing a prescient critique of identity politics. De Certeau considers the idea of culture itself, unveiling the specific political and social conflicts culture is designed to conceal. He then looks at culture from several methodological and theoretical points of view, positioning his ideal of culture in the plural in opposition to an exclusivist notion of culture as "the best that has been thought and said."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816627677
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Richard Terdiman
Today Culture in the Plural seems astonishing by its prescience. Our nineties preoccupations with the difficult problems of multiculturalism are here anticipated and illuminated in work that is over twenty years old.

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