ERIC Number: EJ966027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Troubled Diversities, Multiple Identities and the Relevance of Royce: What Makes a Community Worth Caring about?
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v44 n4 p432-443 Jun 2012
This article raises questions about what it means to be a diverse academic community and about why such diversity is worth struggling to achieve. The controversial arguments of Walter Benn Michaels are critically examined as a stimulus and prelude to considering the more constructive perspectives supplied by Amartya Sen and Josiah Royce. Royce's early 20th century philosophical writings, in particular, are evaluated as resources for thinking about the ideal nature of a college or university community in the 21st century.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Criticism, Educational Philosophy, Colleges, Universities, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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