Cultural Pluralism, Identity Politics, and the Law

Author:   Professor Austin Sarat (Amherst College) ,  Professor Austin Sarat (Amherst College) ,  Thomas R Kearns
Publisher:   University of Michigan Press
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9781282423497


Pages:   188
Publication Date:   11 November 2009
Format:   Electronic book text
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We are witnessing in the last decade of the twentieth century more frequent demands by racial and ethnic groups for recognition of their distinctive histories and traditions as well as opportunities to develop and maintain the institutional infrastructure necessary to preserve them. Where it once seemed that the ideal of American citizenship was found in the promise of integration and in the hope that none of us would be singled out for, let alone judged by, our race or ethnicity, today integration, often taken to mean a denial of identity and history for subordinated racial, gender, sexual or ethnic groups, is often rejected, and new terms of inclusion are sought. The essays in Cultural Pluralism, Identity Politics, and the Law ask us to examine carefully the relation of cultural struggle and material transformation and law's role in both. Written by scholars from a variety of disciplines and theoretical inclinations, the essays challenge orthodox understandings of the nature of identity politics and contemporary debates about separatism and assimilation. They ask us to think seriously about the ways law has been, and is, implicated in these debates. The essays address questions such as the challenges posed for notions of legal justice and procedural fairness by cultural pluralism and identity politics, the role played by law in structuring the terms on which recognition, accommodation, and inclusion are accorded to groups in the United States, and how much of accepted notions of law are defined by an ideal of integration and assimilation. The contributors are Elizabeth Clark, Lauren Berlant, Dorothy Roberts, Georg Lipsitz, and Kenneth Karst.

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Author:   Professor Austin Sarat (Amherst College) ,  Professor Austin Sarat (Amherst College) ,  Thomas R Kearns
Publisher:   University of Michigan Press
Imprint:   University of Michigan Press
ISBN:  

9781282423497


ISBN 10:   1282423495
Pages:   188
Publication Date:   11 November 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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