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The Resource The multiculturalism of fear, Jacob T. Levy

The multiculturalism of fear, Jacob T. Levy

Label
The multiculturalism of fear
Title
The multiculturalism of fear
Statement of responsibility
Jacob T. Levy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jacob Levy argues for a liberal account of multiculturalism that draws on a liberalism of fear like that articulated by Judith Shklar and inspired by Montesquieu. Liberalism should focus on mitigating evils rather than support cultural belonging
  • "The Multiculturalism of Fear argues for a liberal account of multiculturalism which draws on a liberalism of fear like that articulated by Judith Shklar and inspired by Montesquieu. Liberalism should not be centrally concerned either with preserving or with transcending cultural communities, practices, and identities. Rather, it should focus on mitigating evils such as inter-ethnic civil wars, cruel practices internal to cultural communities, and state violence against ethnic minorities. This 'multiculturalism of fear' must be grounded in the realities of ethnic politics and ethnic conflict. It must therefore take seriously the importance which persons feel their ethnic identities and cultural practices to have, without falling into a celebration of cultural belonging." "Levy argues against nationalist and multicultural theories that accord significant moral weight to cultural communities as such. Yet he also insists that the challenges of life in a multicultural world cannot be met without a recognition of the importance that particularist identities and practices have to individual persons and to social life." "The book applies the multiculturalism of fear to a variety of policy problems confronting multiethnic states. These include the regulation of sexist practices internal to cultural communities; secession and national self-determination; land rights, customary law; and the symbols and words used by the state, including official apologies. It draws on cases from such diverse states as Australia, Canada, Israel, India, South Africa, and the United States."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Jacob T.
Dewey number
323.1/01
Index
index present
LC call number
GN495.6
LC item number
.L495 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic relations
  • Social conflict
  • Fear
  • Political violence
  • Nationalism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Fear
Label
The multiculturalism of fear, Jacob T. Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: POLITICAL THEORY IN A MULTIETHNIC WORLD: Introduction: Political theory, multiculturalism, and nationalism -- The multiculturalism of fear -- Cruelty and conflict in multiethnic politics -- PART II: THE MORAL IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL MEMBERSHIP? : The impossibility of universal nationalism -- Pluralism, diversity, and preserving cultural communities -- PART III: CATEGORIES AND CASES: Classifying cultural rights -- Incorporating indigenous law -- Blood and soil, place or property: liberalism, land, and ethnicity -- Ethnic symbolism and official apologies -- Afterword
Control code
43985785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780198297123
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00031356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The multiculturalism of fear, Jacob T. Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: POLITICAL THEORY IN A MULTIETHNIC WORLD: Introduction: Political theory, multiculturalism, and nationalism -- The multiculturalism of fear -- Cruelty and conflict in multiethnic politics -- PART II: THE MORAL IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL MEMBERSHIP? : The impossibility of universal nationalism -- Pluralism, diversity, and preserving cultural communities -- PART III: CATEGORIES AND CASES: Classifying cultural rights -- Incorporating indigenous law -- Blood and soil, place or property: liberalism, land, and ethnicity -- Ethnic symbolism and official apologies -- Afterword
Control code
43985785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780198297123
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00031356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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