Beyond Groups? Types of Sharing and Normative Treatment

How Groups Matter. Challenges of Toleration in Pluralistic Societies, M. Bessone, G. Calder, F. Zuolo (eds.). New York and London: Routledge, 2014, Forthcoming

29 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2013

Date Written: November 15, 2013

Abstract

In multicultural debates, groups are normally defined in terms of culture, religion or ethnicity. However, these notions typically feature contested boundaries, and they do not necessarily express a clear normative meaning. The purpose of this chapter is to offer a nuanced framework for understanding the diverse types of sharing and the relative normative treatment that are owed to persons without relying on those usual and ambiguous conceptualizations of groups that are based on culture.

Keywords: groups, essentialism, differential treatment, group agency

Suggested Citation

Zuolo, Federico, Beyond Groups? Types of Sharing and Normative Treatment (November 15, 2013). How Groups Matter. Challenges of Toleration in Pluralistic Societies, M. Bessone, G. Calder, F. Zuolo (eds.). New York and London: Routledge, 2014, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2355544 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2355544

Federico Zuolo (Contact Author)

University of Genoa ( email )

Via Vivaldi 5
Genova, 16126
Italy

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