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Multivoiced Body Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity

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ISBN-10: 0231145012

ISBN-13: 9780231145015

Edition: 2010

Authors: Fred Evans

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Ethnic cleansing and other methods of political and social exclusion continue to thrive in our globalized world, complicating the idea that unity and diversity can exist in the same society. When we emphasize unity, we sacrifice heterogeneity, yet when we stress diversity, we create a plurality of individuals connected only by tenuous circumstance. As long as we remain tethered to these binaries, as long as we are unable to imagine the sort of society we want in an age of diversity, we cannot achieve an enduring solution to conflicts that continue unabated despite our increasing proximity to one another.By envisioning the public as a multivoiced body, Fred Evans offers a solution to the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.89" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Dilemma of Diversity
The Age of Diversity
History of the Dilemma: Cosmos, Chaos, Chaosmos
Society as a Multivoiced Body
The Primacy of Voices
Modernism and Subjectivity
Postmoderninsm and Language
The Primacy of Voices
Communication and an Ethics for the Age of Diversity
The Political Dimension of the Multivoiced Body
The Social Unconscious
Globalization, Resistance, and the New Solidarity
Democracy and Justice in the Multivoiced Body