Multiculturalism and recognition

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The article begins by noting some internal links between the concept of recognition and multiculturalism. It then looks at how the idea of multiculturalism features in three of the main contemporary theories of recognition, those proposed by Charles Taylor, Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth. It identifies some common misinterpretations of these theories in relation to their claims about multiculturalism and it mentions some other ways in which theories of recognition are relevant to multiculturalism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbuch Anerkennung
EditorsLudwig Siep, Heikki Ikaheimo, Michael Quante
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783658195618, 9783658195588
ISBN (Print)9783658195571
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSpringer Reference Geisteswissenschaften
ISSN (Print)2524-3721
ISSN (Electronic)2524-373X


  • multiculturalism
  • recognition
  • Taylor
  • Fraser
  • Honneth


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