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Structural injustice and the politics of difference

Young Iris Marion

in Social justice and public policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349347
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303404 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0005
Structural injustice and the politics of difference

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This chapter aims to distinguish the politics of cultural difference and the politics of positional difference. It discusses how the tendency to narrow consideration of a politics of difference to a liberal paradigm in much recent political theory has resulted in at least three unfortunate consequences. The discussion also considers the critical limits to the politics of cultural difference.

Keywords: cultural difference; positional difference; liberal paradigm; political theory; critical limits

Chapter.  11152 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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