David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1 (4):62-92 (1998)
A feature of recent social science theorizing has been a revival of interest in the concept of culture. While always fundamental to the discipline of anthropology, the culture concept is now commonly employed in other fields as well. Since the end of the Cold War in particular, theories of international politics have been in search of fresh explanatory categories and the culture concept has been adopted in some influential approaches to serve this purpose. As with other social science concepts, however, culture may serve various causes: liberal, socialist, conservative, and so on. Among its uses is the construction of political community in narrow and exclusionary terms, thereby reinforcing, among other things, atavistic forms of nationalism. Such exercises depend very heavily on the idea of cultural difference as constituting the ?natural? political and moral boundaries between communities. This article critically reviews some of these ideas about culture and nationalism and their implications for normative theories of international politics.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Margaret Moore (1999). Beyond the Cultural Argument for Liberal Nationalism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 2 (3):26-47.
Idil Boran (2001). Contra Moore: The Dependency of Identity on Culture. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 4 (2):26-44.
Ranjoo Seodu Herr (2008). Politics of Difference and Nationalism: On Iris Young's Global Vision. Hypatia 23 (3):pp. 39-59.
Adam James Tebble (2006). Exclusion for Democracy. Political Theory 34 (4):463 - 487.
Craig L. Carr (2010). Liberalism and Pluralism: The Politics of E Pluribus Unum. Palgrave Macmillan.
Kai Nielsen (2003). Toward a Liberal Socialist Cosmopolitan Nationalism. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 11 (4):437 – 463.
Ho-Chia Chueh (2004). Anxious Identity: Education, Difference, and Politics. Praeger Publishers.
Guiren Yuan (2006). On Value and Culture. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (2):237-244.
Andrew Vincent (2005). Nationalism and the Open Society. Theoria 44 (107):36-64.
Damian Tambini (1996). Explaining Monoculturalism: Beyond Gellner's Theory of Nationalism. Critical Review 10 (2):251-270.
Simon Cushing (2002). Liberal Nationalism, Culture, and Justice. Social Philosophy Today 18:151-165.
Claire Norton (ed.) (2007). Nationalism, Historiography, and the (Re)Construction of the Past. New Academia Pub..
Nikolas Kompridis (2005). Normativizing Hybridity/ Neutralizing Culture. Political Theory 33 (3):318 - 343.
Heather Worth, Maureen Molloy & Laurence Simmons (eds.) (2005). From Z to A: Žižek at the Antipodes. Dunmore Publishing.
Dana Irina (2011). A Culture of Human Rights and the Right to Culture. Journal for Communication and Culture 1 (2):30-48.
Added to index2011-10-19
Total downloads2 ( #254,159 of 1,004,658 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,617 of 1,004,658 )
How can I increase my downloads?