Justice and the Politics of Difference

ISBN-10: 0691152624

ISBN-13: 9780691152622

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword to the 2011 Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Displacing the Distributive Paradigm
The Distributive Paradigm
The Distributive Paradigm Presupposes and Obscures Institutional Context18
Overextending the Concept of Distribution
Problems with Talk of Distributing Power
Defining Injustice as Domination and Oppression
Five Faces of Oppression
Oppression as a Structural Concept
The Concept of a Social Group
The Faces of Oppression
Applying the Criteria
Insurgency and the Welfare Capitalist Society
Normative Principles of Welfare Capitalist Society
The Depoliticization of Welfare Capitalist Society
The Ideological Function of the Distributive Paradigm
The Administered Society and New Forms of Domination
Insurgency and the Repoliticization of Public Life
The Dialectic of Recontainment versus Democracy
Democracy as a Condition of Social Justice
The Ideal of Impartiality and the Civic Public
Postmodernist Critique of the Logic of Identity
The Ideal of Impartiality as Denying Difference
The Impossibility of Impartiality
The Logic of Identity in the Ideal of the Civic Public
Ideological Functions of the Ideal of Impartiality
Participatory Democracy and the Idea of a Heterogeneous Public
TheScaling of Bodies and the Politics of Identity
The Scaling of Bodies in Modem Discourse
Conscious Acceptance, Unconscious Aversion
Behavioral Norms of Respectability
Xenophobia and Abjection
Moral Responsibility and Unintended Action
Justice and Cultural Revolution
Social Movements and the Politics of Difference
Competing Paradigms of Liberation
Emancipation through the Politics of Difference
Reclaiming the Meaning of Difference
Responding Difference in Policy
The Heterogeneous Public and Group Representation
Affirmative Action and the Myth of Merit
Affirmative Action and the Principle of Nondiscrimination
Affirmative Action Discussion and the Distributive Paradigm
The Myth of Merit
Education and Testing as Performance Proxies
The Politics of Qualifications
Oppression and the Social Division of Labor
The Democratic Division of Labor
City Life and Difference
The Opposition between Individualism and Community
The Rousseauist Dream
Privileging Face-to-Face Relations
Undesirable Political Consequences of the Ideal of Comunity
City Life as a Normative Ideal
Cities and Social Injustice
Empowerment without Autonomy
Epilogue: International Justice
References
Index
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