Multiculturalism and caring ethics

Scuzzarello, Sarah (2009) Multiculturalism and caring ethics. In: Scuzzarello, Sarah, Kinnvall, Catarina and Monroe, Kristen R (eds.) On behalf of others: the psychology of care in a global world. Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 9780195385557

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Abstract

The chapter provides an attempt to establish a dialogue between critical multiculturalism and an ethics of care. Through the prism of ethics of care, the chapter addresses some basic problems with liberal interpretations of multiculturalism. As an alternative, it sets out the contours of a “caring multiculturalism.” This perspective puts greater emphasis on the conflations between politics and psychology and the ontological interrelatedness of the subject. Caring multiculturalism is attentive to the public recognition of minority groups, to their empowerment, and to the unequal distribution of power between groups. At the same time it emphasizes an understanding of ethics that stresses the importance of the values and practices of care encapsulated in an attentive, responsible, competent, and responsive understanding of politics and needs.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Development
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
Depositing User: Sarah Scuzzarello
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 10:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66879
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