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Philosophies of Multiculturalism

Beyond Liberalism, 1st Edition

Edited by Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Marko Simendic


232 pages

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This edited collection offers a comparative approach to the topic of multiculturalism, including different authors with contrasting arguments from different philosophical traditions and ideologies. It puts together perspectives that have been largely neglected as valid normative ways to address the political and moral questions that arise from the coexistence of different cultures in the same geographical space. The essays in this volume cover both historical perspectives, taking in the work of Hobbes, Tocqueville and Nietzsche among others, and contemporary Eastern and Western approaches, including Marxism, anarchism, Islam, Daoism, Indian and African philosophies.

Table of Contents


[Luís Cordero-Rodrigues and Marko Simendic]

Section 1: Cultural Diversity in the History of Political Thought

1. Cultural Diversity for the Sake of Political Freedom: Tocqueville’s Perspective on Multiculturalism

[Demin Duan]

2. Unity and Diversity in a Hobbesian Commonwealth

[Marko Simendic]

3. Nietzsche Perspectives on Multiculturalism

[Rebecca Bamford]

Section 2: Multiculturalism and Western Contemporary Political Theory

4. Anarchism and Multiculturalism

[Uri Gordon]

5. Multiculturalism and Oppression: The Marxist Perspectives of Fraser, Lenin and Fanon

[Andrew Ryder]

6. Associative Democracy, Heterosexism and Sexual Orientation

[Luis Cordero-Rodrigues]

7. Utilitarianism, Religious Diversity and Progressive Pluralism

[Eric Russet Kraemer]

Section 3: Eastern Philosophy Approaches to Multiculturalism

8. Multiculturalism, Indian Philosophy and Conflicts over Cuisine

[Lisa Kemmerer]

9. A Daoist Stance on Multiculturalism: The Case of Zhang Taiyan

[Lin Ma]

10. Islamic Multiculturalism: Co-Existence Overcoming "Kufr" in Tayeb Saleh’s Season of Migration to the North and Hanan El-Sheik’s Beirut Blues

[George Sadaka]

Section 4: Multiculturalism, African and African Heritage

11. Toward an African Recognition Theory of Civil Rights

[Christopher Allsobrook]

12. The Pan-African Philosophy and Movement: Social and Educational Praxis of Multiculturalism

[Kersuze Simeon-Jones]

About the Editors

Luís Cordeiro Rodrigues is a postdoctoral fellow at CLEA, University of Fort Hare.

Marko Simendic is an assistant professor at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Political Sciences (Serbia).

About the Series

Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

In both research and teaching, the study of cultural history is burgeoning, with a variety of interpretations of culture cross-fertilizing between disciplines – history, critical theory, literature and media, anthropology and ethnology, and many more. This series focuses on the study of conceptual, affective and imaginative worlds of the past, and sees culture as encompassing both textual production and social practice. It seeks to highlight historical and cultural processes of meaning-making and explore the ways in which people of the past made sense of their world.

Submissions are invited from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author’s biography and an anticipated submission date to:

Howard Chiang: hhchiang @

Christopher E Forth: cforth @

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Historical Geography
HISTORY / Social History
PHILOSOPHY / Political