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Agonism or identity? A response to Chin’s and Levey’s recognition as acknowledgement: Symbolic politics in multicultural democracies

Thompson, Simon

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Simon Thompson Simon.Thompson@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Political Theory



Abstract

In their thoughtful and thought-provoking article, Clayton Chin and Geoffrey Brahm Levey argue that a distinctive conception of recognition as acknowledgement can and should be used in order to achieve the symbolic inclusion of all members of multicultural democracies. In this response, I offer a number of critical–but I hope also constructive–remarks on a number of aspects of their thesis. First, I discuss the forms of acknowledgement which they identify. Second, I question the alleged distinctiveness of their conception of recognition as acknowledgement. Third, I consider the status and role of democracy and democratic deliberation in their argument. Fourth, I analyse their claim that struggles for recognition can be additive processes.

Citation

Thompson, S. (2023). Agonism or identity? A response to Chin’s and Levey’s recognition as acknowledgement: Symbolic politics in multicultural democracies. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 46(3), 475-483. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2022.2102934

Journal Article Type Commentary
Acceptance Date Jul 13, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 1, 2022
Publication Date Jan 1, 2023
Deposit Date Aug 15, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 15, 2022
Journal Ethnic and Racial Studies
Print ISSN 0141-9870
Electronic ISSN 1466-4356
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 3
Pages 475-483
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2022.2102934
Keywords Sociology and Political Science; Anthropology; Cultural Studies; Recognition, Acknowledgement; agonism; identity; democracy; deliberation
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9851427
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2022.2102934
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rers20; Received: 2022-07-06; Accepted: 2022-07-13; Published: 2022-08-01

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