Philosophies of Multiculturalism

Philosophies of Multiculturalism

This edited collection offers a comparative approach to the topic of multiculturalism, including different authors with contrasting arguments from different philosophical traditions and ideologies.

Author: Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315516356

Category: History

Page: 232

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This edited collection offers a comparative approach to the topic of multiculturalism, including different authors with contrasting arguments from different philosophical traditions and ideologies. It puts together perspectives that have been largely neglected as valid normative ways to address the political and moral questions that arise from the coexistence of different cultures in the same geographical space. The essays in this volume cover both historical perspectives, taking in the work of Hobbes, Tocqueville and Nietzsche among others, and contemporary Eastern and Western approaches, including Marxism, anarchism, Islam, Daoism, Indian and African philosophies.
Categories: History

Philosophies of Multiculturalism

Philosophies of Multiculturalism

This edited collection offers a comparative approach to the topic of multiculturalism, including different authors with contrasting arguments from different philosophical traditions and ideologies.

Author: Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: 1315516373

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 977

This edited collection offers a comparative approach to the topic of multiculturalism, including different authors with contrasting arguments from different philosophical traditions and ideologies. It puts together perspectives that have been largely neglected as valid normative ways to address the political and moral questions that arise from the co-existence of different cultures in the same geographical space. The essays in this volume cover both historical perspectives, taking in the work of Hobbes, Tocqueville, Nietzsche and Arendt among others, and contemporary Eastern and Western approaches, including Marxism, anarchism, Islam, Daoism, Indian and African philosophies.
Categories: History

The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism

The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism

The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism provides a timely analysis of some of the weaknesses, as well as the successes, of the liberal multicultural project.

Author: Annamari Vitikainen

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137404612

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Why should the liberal state be concerned about people's cultural differences? How should it respond to these differences? Can culturally differentiated treatment, including the rights and exemptions of minority members, be justified within the liberal framework? And if it can, to whom should this treatment be extended? The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism discusses cultural accommodation from the perspective of liberal political theory on the one hand, and concrete multicultural policies on the other. It explores some of the weaknesses, but also the successes, of the liberal multicultural project, and develops a new, individuated, yet culturally sensitive approach to cultural diversity. While establishing differentiated rights as legitimate policy options of the liberal state, Vitikainen turns our focus to a further question: How do we reach the actual beneficiaries of such rights? In order to track their targets, differentiated rights must be fairly allocated. This requires extending the scope of the liberal multicultural project, and applying a pluralist, individual-centred approach to allocating differentiated rights in liberal democratic societies.
Categories: Philosophy

Decentering the Center

Decentering the Center

The essays in this volume bring to their focuses on philosophical issues the new angles of vision created by the multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminisms that have been developing around us.

Author: Uma Narayan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253337372

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 440

The essays in this volume bring to their focuses on philosophical issues the new angles of vision created by the multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminisms that have been developing around us. These multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminist concerns transform mainstream notions of experience, human rights, the origins of philosophic issues, philosophic uses of metaphors of the family, white antiracism, human progress, scientific progress, modernity, the unity of scientific method, the desirability of universal knowledge claims, and other ideas central to philosophy.
Categories: Social Science

Women s Rights as Multicultural Claims

Women s Rights as Multicultural Claims

This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity.

Author: Monica Mookherjee

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748687930

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. The author contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a balance between women's interests and multicultural cl
Categories: Philosophy

From the Philosophy of Multiculturalism to the Philosophy of Transculturation

From the Philosophy of Multiculturalism to the Philosophy of Transculturation

The book theorizes various aspects of the problematic of cultural difference, multiplicity and diversity as it has been understood in modernity.

Author: Madina Tlostanova

Publisher:

ISBN: 0557033136

Category:

Page: 315

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The book theorizes various aspects of the problematic of cultural difference, multiplicity and diversity as it has been understood in modernity. It focuses on today's turn from multiculturalism as a neoliberal ideology to transculturation and other alter-modern paradigms that offer a critique of the rhetoric of modernity with its hidden logic of coloniality and strive to delink from it by means of a pluritopic hermeneutic and critical cosmopolitanism.
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Multiculturalism and Moral Conflict

Multiculturalism and Moral Conflict

This book confronts the reality of moral conflict in the debate on multiculturalism while resisting the simplification which too frequently accompanies daily commentary on both sides of an increasingly polarised debate.

Author: Maria Dimova-Cookson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135261887

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 290

Multiculturalism is higher on the daily political agenda than it has ever been. Leading politicians and public commentators speak with an unparalleled bluntness about the perceived limitations of multiculturalism while representatives of cultural, minorities express concern about marginalisation. This debate is taking place against a background of fear about terrorism, the integrity of national identities and a loosely construed ‘clash of civilizations’. Secularism is pitted against religious fundamentalism, respect for difference against the right of freedom of speech, integration against self-determination, and duties of citizenship against minority rights. This book confronts the reality of moral conflict in the debate on multiculturalism while resisting the simplification which too frequently accompanies daily commentary on both sides of an increasingly polarised debate. The volume as a whole marks an important step in the attempt to examine the underlying concepts, of the nature and legitimate extent of disagreement, of secularism, the nature of power, the state and citizenship, which inevitably constitute key assumptions in the debate. Bringing together leading scholars on multiculturalism: Gerald Gaus, Peter Jones, John Horton, Tariq Modood, Chandran Kukathas, Bhikhu Parekh, Matthew Festenstein and Cecile Laborde, this book discusses the latest developments in the field. It will be of strong interest students and scholars of multiculturalism, political science, political theory, international relations, sociology, philosophy and anthropology.
Categories: Political Science

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

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 ...

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400821402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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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 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:
Categories: Philosophy

The Crises of Multiculturalism

The Crises of Multiculturalism

The problem, in his reading, is also twofold: it leads to the conflation of philosophical multiculturalism with the deliberately attenuated culturalism of ...

Author: Alana Lentin

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780321400

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Across the West, something called multiculturalism is in crisis. Regarded as the failed experiment of liberal elites, commentators and politicians compete to denounce its corrosive legacies; parallel communities threatening social cohesion, enemies within cultivated by irresponsible cultural relativism, mediaeval practices subverting national 'ways of life' and universal values. This important new book challenges this familiar narrative of the rise and fall of multiculturalism by challenging the existence of a coherent era of 'multiculturalism' in the first place. The authors argue that what we are witnessing is not so much a rejection of multiculturalism as a projection of neoliberal anxieties onto the social realities of lived multiculture. Nested in an established post-racial consensus, new forms of racism draw powerfully on liberalism and questions of 'values', and unsettle received ideas about racism and the 'far right' in Europe. In combining theory with a reading of recent controversies concerning headscarves, cartoons, minarets and burkas, Lentin and Titley trace a transnational crisis that travels and is made to travel, and where rejecting multiculturalism is central to laundering increasingly acceptable forms of racism.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to World Philosophy

Introduction to World Philosophy

The book is further enhanced by a glossary, a Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/bonevac, and an Instructor's Manual (available both in print and on a CD) that offers suggested syllabi, discussion questions, test questions, suggested ...

Author: Daniel A. Bonevac

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132877734

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

View: 895

Featuring selections from around the globe, Introduction to World Philosophy: A Multicultural Reader provides a diverse and engaging introduction to five key areas of philosophy: ethics, philosophy of mind and self, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. The editors have arranged these topics according to their increasing complexity--from the most concrete (ethics) to the most theoretical (philosophical theology)--making the material as accessible as possible for students. Organized both chronologically and geographically, the anthology's five parts include readings from Indian, Chinese, Greek, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Spanish, Latin-American, and African traditions, as well as selections from early modern, Kantian, and post-Kantian philosophy. Introduction to World Philosophy contains 136 selections (24 by women), organized into 25 chapters; these chapters are divided into 93 sections, each of which opens with a detailed introduction that prepares students for the readings that follow. The parts and chapters can be used in any order and in any combination. The text's unique modular structure gives instructors great flexibility in designing and teaching introduction to philosophy courses. The book is further enhanced by a glossary, a Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/bonevac, and an Instructor's Manual (available both in print and on a CD) that offers suggested syllabi, discussion questions, test questions, suggested readings, and PowerPoint slides.
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy of Spirituality

The Philosophy of Spirituality

The essays in The Philosophy of Spirituality address spirituality as a subject of philosophical interest independent of religion and respecting diverse spiritual traditions: African, atheist, Indigenous, Indian, Stoic, and Sufic ...

Author: Heather Salazar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004376311

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

View: 372

The essays in The Philosophy of Spirituality address spirituality as a subject of philosophical interest independent of religion and respecting diverse spiritual traditions: African, atheist, Indigenous, Indian, Stoic, and Sufic perspectives, as well as Western analytic and continental views.
Categories: Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

This is a culturally inclusive title, which seeks to provide the reader with a rich, varied and comprehensive insight into the entirety of the medieval philosophical world.

Author: Bruce Foltz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472580429

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 767

Medieval Philosophy: A Multicultural Reader comprises a comparative, multicultural reading of the four main traditions of the medieval period with extensive sections on Greek-Byzantine, Latin, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. The book also includes an initial 'Predecessors' section, presenting readings (with introductions) from figures of antiquity upon whom all four traditions have drawn. Representative readings from each of the four great traditions are presented chronologically in four different tracks, along with engaging and accessible introductions to the traditions themselves, as well as each individual thinker-all selected and presented by noted scholars within each respective tradition. This groundbreaking collection: -Offers readings from early thinkers that contextualize the medieval traditions. -Presents, for the first time, extensive readings from the Byzantine Christian tradition that has wielded an important cultural influence from Russia and the Balkans to the Middle East and Northern Africa. -Chooses and interprets texts that are integrally important within each of these four traditions–living traditions that continue to shape values and beliefs today–rather than seen from an external point of view, such as that of a later school of philosophy. -Juxtaposes extensive readings from poetic and mystical elements within these traditions alongside the usual, often more analytical readings. -Features a timeline of the entire period, a map indicating the locations associated with philosophers included in this volume, an annotated guide to further reading on each of these traditions, and an index of names and of subjects that appear in the volume. Given its relevance for approaching the medieval world on its own terms, as well as for understanding the foundations of our own world, the volume is intended not only as an academic textbook and reference work, but as a readable and informative guide for the general reader who wishes to understand these great philosophical and religious traditions that continue to influence our world today-or perhaps to simply glean the wisdom from these enduring texts. This is a culturally inclusive title, which seeks to provide the reader with a rich, varied and comprehensive insight into the entirety of the medieval philosophical world.
Categories: Philosophy

Multicultural Cities

Multicultural Cities

This explains why, as Peter Kivisto says, most of the theories and philosophies of multiculturalism are normative and not based on empirical findings.8 ...

Author: Mohammad Abdul Qadeer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442630147

Category: Science

Page: 356

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In Multicultural Cities, Mohammad Abdul Qadeer offers a tour of three of North America's premier multicultural metropolises - Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles
Categories: Science

Multicultural Citizens

Multicultural Citizens

Collection of 10 essays, originating in a 1991 conference on multiculturalism sponsored by the Centre for Independent Studies and held at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Author: Chandran Kukathas

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070703322

Category: Australia

Page: 200

View: 841

Collection of 10 essays, originating in a 1991 conference on multiculturalism sponsored by the Centre for Independent Studies and held at the Australian Defence Force Academy. The contributors seek to describe what is understood by multiculturalism and examine the moral foundations of ideas about multiculturalism; the practical dimensions of multicultural politics; and the implications of multiculturalism for the treatment of public policy issues such as international child adoptions and the treatment of referees. The editor is a senior lecturer in politics at University College, University of New South Wales, and at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
Categories: Australia

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

Neither a political philosophy of multicultural accommodation nor a critique of multicultural accommodation will have much of a purchase on the real world ...

Author: Michael Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136520112

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

View: 844

What is multiculturalism and what are the different theories used to justify it? Are multicultural policies a threat to liberty and equality? Can liberal democracies accommodate minority groups without sacrificing peace and stability? In this clear introduction to the subject, Michael Murphy explores these questions and critically assesses multiculturalism from the standpoint of political philosophy and political practice. The book explores the origins and contemporary usage of the concept of multiculturalism in the context of debates about citizenship, egalitarian justice and conflicts between individual and collective rights. The ideas of some of the most influential champions and critics of multiculturalism, including Will Kymlicka, Chandran Kukathas, Susan Okin and Brian Barry, are also clearly explained and evaluated. Key themes include the tension between multiculturalism and gender equality, cultural relativism and the limits of liberal toleration, and the impact of multicultural policies on social cohesion ethnic conflict. Murphy also surveys the legal practices and policies enacted to accommodate multiculturalism, drawing on examples from the Americas, Australasia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Multiculturalism: A Critical Introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone coming to the topic for the first time as well as those already familiar with some of the key issues.
Categories: Philosophy

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

The book explores the origins and contemporary usage of the concept of multiculturalism in the context of debates about citizenship, egalitarian justice and conflicts between individual and collective rights.

Author: Michael Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136520105

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

View: 249

What is multiculturalism and what are the different theories used to justify it? Are multicultural policies a threat to liberty and equality? Can liberal democracies accommodate minority groups without sacrificing peace and stability? In this clear introduction to the subject, Michael Murphy explores these questions and critically assesses multiculturalism from the standpoint of political philosophy and political practice. The book explores the origins and contemporary usage of the concept of multiculturalism in the context of debates about citizenship, egalitarian justice and conflicts between individual and collective rights. The ideas of some of the most influential champions and critics of multiculturalism, including Will Kymlicka, Chandran Kukathas, Susan Okin and Brian Barry, are also clearly explained and evaluated. Key themes include the tension between multiculturalism and gender equality, cultural relativism and the limits of liberal toleration, and the impact of multicultural policies on social cohesion ethnic conflict. Murphy also surveys the legal practices and policies enacted to accommodate multiculturalism, drawing on examples from the Americas, Australasia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Multiculturalism: A Critical Introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone coming to the topic for the first time as well as those already familiar with some of the key issues.
Categories: Philosophy

Multicultural Counseling Competencies

Multicultural Counseling Competencies

These topics help focus the discussion on differing philosophical perspectives and assumptions instead of relying on discussions of racioethnic groups, ...

Author: Donald B. Pope-Davis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506339740

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

View: 528

In this volume, leading researchers and trainers in multicultural counselling and psychology address the issues of what makes a counsellor multiculturally competent and how to create more culturally competent counsellors. The contributors consider ways to evaluate counsellors for their awareness, knowledge and skills in working with a broad spectrum of populations. Chapters also examine in detail the pedagogical implications of establishing competencies, including training philosophies and models as well as course and curriculum development.
Categories: Psychology

Secularism assimilation and the crisis of multiculturalism

Secularism  assimilation and the crisis of multiculturalism

Philosophies and policies in terms of multiculturalism have underestimated this dimension, which has only intensified. This became especially clear after ...

Author: Yolande Jansen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048522132

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 775

This remarkable study develops a theoretical critique of contemporary discourses on secularism and assimilation, arguing that the perspective of assimilating distinct religious minorities by incorporating them into a secular and supposedly neutral public sphere may be self-subverting. To flesh out this insight, Jansen draws on the paradoxes of assimilation as experienced by the French Jews in the late 19th century through a contextualised reading of Proust's In Search of Lost Time. She proposes a dynamic, critical multiculturalism as an alternative to discourses focusing on secularism, assimilation and integration.
Categories: Social Science