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Hybrid freedoms

Hybrid freedoms

Secomb, Linnell (2003) Hybrid freedoms. Studies in Practical Philosophy, 3 (1). pp. 118-136. ISSN 1389-0506

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In his essay 'Unpacking My Library ... Again,' Homi Bhabha suggests that the liberal ideal of toleration has been challenged by colonial and postcolonial interactions and exchanges. Bhabha suggests that just as the ideal of equality has been problematized by the operation of gender and class difference, so too cultural and racial difference has exposed the contradictions inherent within the concept and the practice of toleration. This paper elaborates the critiques of toleration and recognition. It suggests that toleration is not a benevolent gesture of generosity which unfortunately reaches a limit of applicability but a mechanism of Foucauldian pastoral care which enacts a 'civilizing mission' through the capture of paternalistic benevolence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] The journal was published twice yearly, in the Spring and Fall, from 1999 to 2005. Discontinued in 2005. Hosted by the Philosophy Documentation Center.
Uncontrolled Keywords: toleration, recognition, freedom, multiculturalism, Jean-Luc Nancy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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