At the limits of political theory: Culture, property and Latinos

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Abstract

Jorge Valadez's important contribution to political theory in general, and multicultural citizenship in particular, is assessed from the standpoint of the duplicitous role ‘culture’ plays in contemporary political theory. After underscoring its virtues, the essay turns to a discussion of three major concerns that the book raises: its negativistic view of the culture of the oppressed; its anachronistic proposal about universal property rights; and the way the author might have to revise its view of the ethnogroups in order to deal appropriately with Latinos in the USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-83
Number of pages13
JournalPhilosophy & Social Criticism
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science

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