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Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller

Abstract

This book of tightly woven dialogues engages prominent thinkers in a discussion about the role of culture-broadly construed-in contemporary society and politics. Faced with the conceptual inflation of the notion of ‘culture,’ which now imposes itself as an indispensable issue in contemporary moral and political debates, these dynamic exchanges seek to rethink culture and critique beyond the schematic models that have often predominated, such as the opposition between “mainstream multiculturalism” and the “clash of civilizations.” This book examines the politics of culture and the spirit of cri ... More

Keywords: culture, critical theory, social philosophy, political philosophy, contemporary society, cultural politics, multiculturalism, clash of civilizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231151870
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriel Rockhill, editor

Alfredo Gomez-Muller, editor

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Contents

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Introduction

Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller

Critical Theory and the Question of Culture

1 Critical Theory Today

Alfredo Gomez-Muller and Gabriel Rockhill

Critical Perspectives on Cultural Politics

Culture as Critique

7 Liberalism

Michael Sandel

Epilogue

End Matter