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Riassunto: As ethnic, racial, religious, and gender-based groups demand rights to pursue radically diverse lifestyles or maintain their cultural traditions, conflict seems inevitable, even in a free society. Government may offer remedies to social dilemmas—such as affirmative action, curbs on immigration, or protection of gay rights—but these may only fan the flames of resentment. Yet any society that tolerates and protects diversity is more likely to preserve the freedom to live one's life without interference.
Emily Gill reexamines the liberal tradition to reconcile its core commitments to autonomy and diversity-values that in theory are complementary but in practice are often at odds-and to show that the interaction of these values determines how we as individuals become free. In Becoming Free, she argues that true freedom is enhanced through the promotion of diversity and the encouragement of rational reflection on the options it allows-and that limited choice or ignorance diminishes such freedom. Yet an incomplete freedom is what many individuals, groups, and states advocate when they commit to particular cultural traditions or religious beliefs, despite the autonomy they themselves enjoy.
Gill traces the implications of these conflicting views by drawing on recent scholarship and legal decisions in six areas: national citizenship, cultural membership, ethnicity and gender, religious belief, sexuality, and civic education. By exploring the tensions between autonomy and diversity in such instances as Boy Scouts membership restrictions, gay rights legislation, and education among the Amish, she not only offers an insightful commentary on current issues but also explores the moral foundations of liberal thought.
Unlike those who criticize liberalism for its shallow philosophical grounding, Gill shows it to have a substantive moral content grounded in the individual's capacity to make rational decisions based on critical reflection. In her tightly woven arguments, she explores real-world problems in a meaningful way for students and for anyone concerned with the future of liberalism, showing that becoming free is an ongoing process of human and social development.
From the Back Cover: "An invigorating and eye-opening re-examination of citizenship, ethnic and gender identity, religious toleration, community, and virtually every other major topic on the agenda of liberals and their critics. . . . A sophisticated yet highly readable book that will be useful for introductory courses in political philosophy, or more advanced courses in liberalism and its critics, gender and ethnic studies, and constitutional law."--Donald S. Lutz, author of Preface to American Political Theory
"Becoming Free is well-informed, carefully argued, balanced, and fair. Even those who disagree with Gill will find much food for thought, and much wisdom, here."--Rogers Smith, author of Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in American Public Law
Titolo: Becoming Free
Casa editrice: University Press of Kansas
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro University Press of Kansas, 2001. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Codice libro della libreria 3828046
Descrizione libro University Press of Kansas, 2001. Condizione libro: Fair. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP75829499
Descrizione libro University Press of Kansas. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G0700610944I3N00
Descrizione libro University Press of Kansas. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Codice libro della libreria 2627768118
Descrizione libro Kansas, 2001. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Pages unmarked and clean. Paper white. Binding solid. Moderate wear. Codice libro della libreria 95451
Descrizione libro University Press of Kansas. Condizione libro: fair. 2001. Paperback. cover and page edges are soiled. Contains notes|Contains underlining. A few dog-ears; Bumped corners; Lightly edgeworn cover; Strong binding. ISBN:0700610944. sku145850: Codice libro della libreria 145850
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Descrizione libro University Press of Kansas, 2001. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria CE-9780700610945