Cultural Politics and Identity

The Public Space of Recognition

Edited by: Barbara Weber, Karlfriedrich Herb, Eva Marsal, Takara Dobashi, Petra Schweitzer

Recognizing and respecting cultural and ethnic differences, while, at the same time, guaranteeing the equality of treatment, seems like a paradox. However, it is among the crucial challenges that plural democracies are faced with today. The challenges include multiple problems, such as the struggle for recognition of cultural minorities or the actualization of universal human rights. The contributions to this anthology discuss these issues, with the goal of combining knowledge and opinions from various disciplines and multiple cultures in order to unfold the complexity and variety of questions that have to be solved, so that public spaces can be seen as environments of intercultural recognition. (Series: Political Philosophy and Anthropological Studies. Politische Philosophie und Anthropologische Studien - Vol. 2)

256 pages

Publication Date: 10/26/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901262