Multiculturalism and the Foundations of Meaningful Life: Reconciling Automony, Identity, and Community

Multiculturalism and the Foundations of Meaningful Life: Reconciling Automony, Identity, and Community

By: Andrew M. Robinson (author)Hardback

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Theories of liberal multiculturalism seek to reconcile culturalrights with universal liberal principles. Some focus on individualautonomy; others emphasize communal identity. Andrew Robinson arguesthat liberal multiculturalism can be justified without privilegingeither. By appealing to the deeper value of meaningful life, he showshow autonomy and community are actually interdependent. He concludes byillustrating - with reference to national and ethnic minorities,indigenous peoples, and traditional communities - the policyprinciples that can be derived from this position. An innovative account of the theory and practice of liberalmulticulturalism, Multiculturalism and the Foundations ofMeaningful Life will interest students, scholars, activists andpolicy makers working in areas of political theory, multiculturalism,indigenous peoples, and ethnic and religious minorities.

About Author

Andrew M. Robinson is an assistant professor ofcontemporary studies and political science at Wilfrid LaurierUniversity.


Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1: Inspecting the Foundations 1 Why Return to Foundational Assumptions? Part 2: The Foundations of Meaningful Life 2 Meaningful Life and the Conception of the Person 3 Justifying Cultural Accommodation: Identification, Communities,and Contexts of Value 4 Situated Autonomy and Socialization Part 3: A Politics of Liberal Multiculturalism 5 Defining Communities and Justifying Accommodation 6 Designing Cultural Accommodation 7 State-Community Relations Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774813136
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780774813136
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 077481313X

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