Assessing an alternative grammar: are identity, respect and justice possible within posthumanism?

Giselsson, Kristi (2007) Assessing an alternative grammar: are identity, respect and justice possible within posthumanism? In: Connolly, Julie, Leach, Michael, and Walsh, Lucas, (eds.) Recognition in Politics: theory, policy and practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, pp. 65-83.

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Abstract

The concept of recognition, and its relationship to the way we theorise identity and justice, has emerged as part of an important debate in contemporary political and social theory. With contributions from Nancy Fraser and international commentators, this new collection examines key theoretical and practical problems of 'recognition' in politics. Beyond important normative issues in social theory, such as how cultural claims to difference may be justly accommodated in liberal polities, it addresses a range of practical problems in which a politics of recognition approach casts new light on old conflicts and tensions, examining these problems within the context of processes of globalisation and increasing cultural diversity. Organised into three sections, Recognition in Politics: Theory, Policy and Practice analyses new theoretical directions, the challenges of managing multicultural societies, and social policy case studies.

Featuring a recent paper by Professor Nancy Fraser based on her 2004 Spinoza Lecture, this collection examines core issues in contemporary debates over recognition, extending these debates in new and significant ways. The contributors extend the literature on recognition by applying the theory to practical, contemporary political problems. These papers reveal the capacity of the recognition paradigm to generate new insights into political problems, but also the limitations of the concept's theoretical purview. Together, these commentaries offer an invaluable road map to the most recent scholarship on recognition.

Item ID: 46548
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84718-141-1
Keywords: indigenous political claims, posthumanism,identity, respect, justice
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 02:05
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy @ 60%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2203 Philosophy > 220317 Poststructuralism @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950407 Social Ethics @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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