The Resource Identity in Democracy, Amy Gutmann

Identity in Democracy, Amy Gutmann

Label
Identity in Democracy
Title
Identity in Democracy
Statement of responsibility
Amy Gutmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Written by one of America's leading political thinkers, this is a book about the good, the bad, and the ugly of identity politics.Amy Gutmann rises above the raging polemics that often characterize discussions of identity groups and offers a fair-minded assessment of the role they play in democracies. She addresses fundamental questions of timeless urgency while keeping in focus their relevance to contemporary debates: Do some identity groups undermine the greater democratic good and thus their own legitimacy in a democratic society? Even if so, how is a democracy to fairly distinguish between groups such as the KKK on the one hand and the NAACP on the other? Should democracies exempt members of some minorities from certain legitimate or widely accepted rules, such as Canada's allowing Sikh members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to wear turbans instead of Stetsons? Do voluntary groups like the Boy Scouts have a right to discriminate on grounds of sexual preference, gender, or race? Identity-group politics, Gutmann shows, is not aberrant but inescapable in democracies because identity groups represent who people are, not only what they want--and who people are shapes what they demand from democratic politics. Rather than trying to abolish identity politics, Gutmann calls upon us to distinguish between those demands of identity groups that aid and those that impede justice. Her book does justice to identity groups, while recognizing that they cannot be counted upon to do likewise to others. Clear, engaging, and forcefully argued, Amy Gutmann's Identity in Democracy provides the fractious world of multicultural and identity-group scholarship with a unifying work that will sustain it for years to come
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Midwest
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Gutmann, Amy
Dewey number
  • 322.4
  • 322.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Democracy
  • Group identity
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Pressure groups
Target audience
adult
Label
Identity in Democracy, Amy Gutmann
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13283465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400825523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13283465
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13283465
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Identity in Democracy, Amy Gutmann
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13283465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400825523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13283465
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13283465
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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