AbstractsPolitical Science

Dialogues of difference : towards an alternative politics of recognition

by Rachel Busbridge

Institution: University of South Australia
Degree: PhD
Year: 2010
Keywords: Postcolonialism; Political Theory and Political Philosophy 160609 Cultural Theory 200204 Postcolonial Studies 200211 politics of recognition
Record ID: 1039863
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This dissertation explores Charles Taylor's 'politics of recognition', adopting a postcolonial stance towards questions of culture, identity and cultural difference. It is argued that genuine recognition demands a transformative approach: a commitment to transforming the power structures that place some groups in need of recognition in the first place.