Multiculturalism: (Expanded paperback edition) / Edition 1

Multiculturalism: (Expanded paperback edition) / Edition 1

by Charles Taylor
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0691037795

ISBN-13: 9780691037790

Pub. Date: 08/22/1994

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

Overview

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 Jürgen 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.

Praise for the previous edition:

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691037790
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/22/1994
Edition description:
Expanded Paperback
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
944,305
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface (1994) ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
PART ONE 1 Introduction Amy Gutmann 3
The Politics of Recognition Charles Taylor 25
Comment Susan Wolf 75
Comment Steven C. Rockefeller 87
Comment Michael Walzer 99
PART TWO 105
Struggles for Recognition in the Democratic Constitutional State Jurgen Habermas Translated by Shierry Weber Nicholsen 107
Identity, Authenticity, Survival: Multicultural Societies and Social Reproduction K. Anthony Appiah 149
Contributors 165
Index 169

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >