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Recognition.

Author: Cillian McBride
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
Series: Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences series.
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A tension between the desire to be respected as an equal and the desire to distinguish oneself as a unique person lies at the heart of the modern social order. Everyone cares about recognition: no one wants to be treated with disrespect, insulted, humiliated, or simply ignored. This basic motivation drives the 'politics of recognition' which we see in those struggles for inclusion and equality in relation to gender,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McBride, Cillian.
Recognition.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cillian McBride
ISBN: 9780745670867 0745670865
OCLC Number: 869641316
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages).
Contents: Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: The Politics of Recognition; Two models of the self: Choice and dialogue; Feudalism, dignity, and authenticity; Is universal respect oppressive?; The 'politics of difference' reconsidered; Symbolism and recognition; Towards a more inclusive politics?; Responding to diversity: Recognition or toleration?; Three problems with the 'politics of recognition'; Beyond cultural recognition; 2: Respect; Honneth on respect, esteem, and personhood; Respect, equality, and difference; Respect and honour disentangled. The morality of respectRespect and rights; Can one's dignity be extinguished by others?; The importance of virtual recognition; The importance of being counted; 3: Esteem and Social Distinction; Why esteem poses ethical problems; Responsibility for self-esteem; Pride: A sin or a virtue?; Conflicts between social and self-esteem; Social distinction as social inequality; Social class and social status; Recognition as a resource; The threat of reductionism; The desire for esteem as a threat to social equality; 4: Justice and Recognition; The relationship between goodness and justice. Injustice and social conflictRecognition, redistribution, and resources; How should we distribute recognition?; Welfare and recognition; Recognition as a basic need; Deserving recognition?; What is the relationship between equality and recognition?; Can we shape the distribution of social esteem?; 5: The Struggle for Recognition; Why do we care so much about recognition?; Recognition-sensitivity as social radar; What is 'social' about social norms?; Roles, claims, and the social actor; Normative authority and the struggle for recognition; Two responses to the struggle for recognition. An ethics of recognition?Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences series.

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A tension between the desire to be respected as an equal and the desire to distinguish oneself as a unique person lies at the heart of the modern social order. Everyone cares about recognition: no one wants to be treated with disrespect, insulted, humiliated, or simply ignored. This basic motivation drives the 'politics of recognition' which we see in those struggles for inclusion and equality in relation to gender, ethnicity, race and sexuality and which seek to affirm the public value of these particular identities. In this compelling new book Cillian McBride argues that the noti.

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Cillian McBride is Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen's University, Belfast. "McBride is a sure-footed guide to the recognition literature and a clear-eyed judge of the claims to be found there. Read more...

 
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