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Culture, Religion, and Education: A Multicultural Analysis of Amartya Sen’s Identity and Violence


Stephen T. O'Hanlon


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Camden; Temple University

November 4, 2009

Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 2008

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This paper discusses two aspects of Amartya Sen’s multicultural thesis that are problematic. First, this paper contends that Sen’s cultural pluralism may not fully account for the importance that particular people attach to culture. This paper does not rehearse multicultural critiques of liberalism. Instead, it argues that liberalism and proper respect for culture should, on the whole, be coincident. Second, this paper assesses Sen’s arguments against religious schooling in the United Kingdom and argues that such schooling is not as problematic as Sen contends.

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Date posted: November 4, 2009 ; Last revised: November 27, 2009

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O'Hanlon, Stephen T., Culture, Religion, and Education: A Multicultural Analysis of Amartya Sen’s Identity and Violence (November 4, 2009). Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1499843

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Stephen T. O'Hanlon (Contact Author)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Camden ( email )
Camden, NJ 08102
United States
Temple University ( email )
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
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