Political theory and the multicultural society. Bhikhu parekh. Cultural diversity in modern societies takes many forms, of which three are most common. First. Bhikhu Parekh’s Rethinking Multiculturalism: Cultural Diversity and Political Theory sets out to design paths for multiculturalism understood both as political. Kelly, Paul () Situating Parekh’s multiculturalism: Bhikhu Parekh and twentieth-century British political theory. In: Uberoi, Varun and.
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Multiculturalism and Equal Human Dignity: Other disagreement stems from Parekh’s inability to address concepts of democracy, liberalism, citizenship and nation being from anywhere other than western politics.
While such a theory would rightly draw on the insights of the traditional political theory, it is also bound to mark a radical departure from it in its basic assumptions, conceptual framework, and philosophical concerns. Showing of 3 reviews. A citizen cannot be committed to her political community unless it is also committed to her, and she cannot belong to it unless it accepts her as one of it.
Others, many bhiknu not all of whom are deontological liberals, thin down liberal principles to what they take to be their minimum content, and make tolerance of non-liberal cultures conditional upon their acceptance of it.
Twined with and suffused by the spirit of individualism, it is a distinctly liberal institution.
Patriotism is not the monopoly of the conservatives, and the socialists, the radicals and the communists can be loyal to their community just as much as and even more than they are. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Even the USA and Canada have serious discrimination problems. Please try again later. While different citizens would develop different emotions towards their community, what is necessary to sustain it and can legitimately be expected of them is a basic commitment to its integrity and well-being, what one might call patriotism or political multicultiralism.
Second, contemporary multicultural societies are integrally bound up with immensely complex processes of economic and cultural globalization. One of the things which makes the book so valuable is that it is written by a political theorist who has had hands-on experience of the problems involved, and in more than one country.
Parekh – – Oxford University Press. Second, some members of society are highly critical of the central principles and values of the dominant culture and seek to reconstitute it along appropriate lines. Multicultural societies are not new to our age, for many premodern societies also included several cultural and religious communities and coped with bhjkhu problems this threw up as best they could.
Second, different cultures represent different systems of meaning and visions of the good life. It achieves a level of theoretical coherence and a depth of insight that is rare and impressive.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. He defends his pluralist perspective both at the level of theory and in subtle nuanced analyses of recent controversies. Its central insights are three, each of which is sometimes misinterpreted by its advocates and needs to be carefully reformulated if it is to carry conviction.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Since different communities have different historical backgrounds and needs and face different kinds of threats, they might demand different kinds of rights and powers. Technology and goods travel freely, and they are not culturally neutral. Ships from and sold by Books’r us We ship worldwide!
Lyn Carter – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 38 5: Its members do not directly belong to each other as in an ethnic group but through their mediating membership of a shared community, and they are committed to each other because they are all in their own different ways committed to a common historical community. The political theorist is culturally situated and prone to its inescapable biases, thus raising the question whether and how he or she can rise above his or her culture and, if not, what the intended audience and theoretical ambition should be.
There is no obvious reason, however, why we should accept the liberal premiss. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The book displays all the wisdom patekh the fighting spirit multticulturalism a man who has been at the forefront of the theoretical and political battles over multiculturalism. A Journal of Social and Political Theory 56 Since the dominant group generally welcomes neither, recognition is not given willingly as a gift or an act of grace.
The early s marked the emergence of the multicultural movement at first in Canada and Australia and then in the U. Get to Know Us. Thom Brooks – – Metaphilosophy 44 3: I would therefore like to begin by clarifying what it means and stands for, and then briefly highlight some of the problems facing a multicultural society.