Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference

Dreher, Tanja and Mondal, Anshuman, eds. (2018) Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 978-3-319-93957-5

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This edited collection focuses on the ethics, politics and practices of responsiveness in the context of racism, inequality, difference and controversy. The politics of difference has long been concerned with speech, voice and representation. By focusing on the practices and politics of responsiveness—listening, reading and witnessing—the volume identifies vital new possibilities for ethics and social justice. Chapters focus on the conditions of possibility, or listening as ethical praxis; unsettling or disrupting colonial relationships; and ways of listening that highlight non-Western traditions and move beyond the liberal frame. Ethical responsiveness shifts some of the responsibility for negotiating difference and more just futures from subordinated speakers, and on to the relatively more privileged and powerful.

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Modern and Contemporary Writing Research Group
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 16:30
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:18
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93958-2

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