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Collective Identity, Oppression, and the Right to Self-Ascription von Pierce, Andrew J. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 31.05.2012
  • Verlag: Lexington Books
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Collective Identity, Oppression, and the Right to Self-Ascription

Collective Identity, Oppression, and the Right to Self-Ascription argues that groups have an irreducibly collective right to determine the meaning of their shared group identity, and that such a right is especially important for historically oppressed groups. The author specifies this right by way of a modified discourse ethic, demonstrating that it can provide the foundation for a conception of identity politics that avoids many of its usual pitfalls. The focus throughout is on racial identity, which provides a test case for the theory. That is, it investigates what it would mean for racial identities to be self-ascribed rather than imposed, establishing the possible role racial identity might play in a just society. The book thus makes a unique contribution to both the field of critical theory, which has been woefully silent on issues of race, and to race theory, which often either presumes that a just society would be a raceless society, or focuses primarily on understanding existing racial inequalities, in the manner typical of so-called ',non-ideal theory.'

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 31.05.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780739171912
    Verlag: Lexington Books
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