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Multicultural Immunisation: Liberalism and Esposito

Alexej Ulbricht


Multiculturalism has recently been declared dead; at the same time, the value of diversity is still emphasised. How can we explain this? This book sets out to completely reassess liberal theories of multiculturalism, and argues that the ‘backlash’ is actually the strengthening of tendencies already present in liberal multiculturalism. Using the theories of Roberto Esposito, it argues that liberal multiculturalism is best understood as a series of immunitary processes. Some of these processes are analysed under the rubrics of rights, consensus, and recognition (as exemplified in the work of Kym ... More

Keywords: Multiculturalism, Liberalism, Immunity, Roberto Esposito, Rights, Consensus, Recognition, Rhythm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748695393
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695393.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexej Ulbricht, author
SOAS, University of London