The Perils of Identity

The Perils of Identity

Group Rights and the Politics of Intragroup Difference

eBook - 2011
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Many liberal theorists consider group identity claims a necessary condition of equality in Canada, but do these claims do more harm than good? To answer this question, Caroline Dick examines the identity-driven theories of Charles Taylor, Will Kymlicka, and Avigail Eisenberg in the context of Sawridge Band v. Canada, a case that sets a First Nation's right to self-determination against Indigenous women's right to equality. The concept of identity itself is not the problem, Dick argues, but rather the way in which prevailing conceptions of identity and group rights obscure intragroup differences. Her proposal for a new politics of intragroup difference has the power to transform rights discourse in Canada.

Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, ©2011.
ISBN: 9780774820646
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (248 pages)

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