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By Cris E. Toffolo

Combining targeted case experiences with discussions of deeper theoretical controversies, Emancipating Cultural Pluralism investigates either the benign and destructive facets of id politics. This provocative assortment delves into the most tough problems with cultural pluralism, equivalent to what bills for the vast strength of id politics, even if id politics will be inherently sturdy or evil, no matter if states are the ideal associations to house ethnic clash, the prevention of genocide, the price of devolving energy to the neighborhood point, and extra. The contributions are united by means of the conviction that extra cognizance has to be paid to the normative concerns linked to numerous expressions of cultural pluralism, for the moral implications of the phenomena are too profound to be missed.

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An Abraham Fund Publication. New York: Continuum. 22 THE POLITICS OF CULTURAL PLURALISM Young, Crawford. 1976. The Politics of Cultural Pluralism. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. ———, ed. 1993. The Rising Tide of Cultural Pluralism: The Nation-State at Bay? Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Part 2 Transforming the Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological Terrain Chapter 2 A Propaedeutic to the Theorizing of Cultural Pluralism Jeff Hoover It is commonly noted that even while political democratization appears to be on the march globally, there also is a groundswell of movements emphasizing distinctions and differences among humans.

The ensuing analysis does not seek to establish a detailed theoretical framework for understanding, explaining, and analyzing identity movements but aims at a new propaedeutic for such work by outlining the basic commitments of a new theoretical framework. , individuals are ascribed membership to these groups by others). But mere ascription of individuals to a group is insufficient to establish identity. An identity group is one in which this ascribed membership becomes fundamentally constitutive for the self-understanding of its members.

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