Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference

Editors: Dreher, Tanja, Mondal, Anshuman (Eds.)

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  • Centers responsiveness as a theoretical frame in debates on the politics of difference across various fields (in literary and cultural studies, media and communication studies, politics, sociology, philosophy), which usually emphasize the politics of voice/representation/expression
  • Focuses on the intersection of debates that are normally discussed separately, in particular the overlapping concerns of “multiculturalism” and “Indigeneity”
  • Engages with non-western concepts and epistemologies, thereby enacting an ethical responsiveness to forms of knowledge and ways of being other than the western, secular epistemology that underpins most social and political thought
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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.

About the authors

Tanja Dreher is an ARC Future Fellow, UNSW Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor in Media at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her work on the politics and ethics of listening has been published in Media, Culture & Society, Information, Communication & Society and Continuum.

Anshuman A. Mondal is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia, UK, and is author of Islam and Controversy: The Politics of Free Speech after Rushdie.

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"This exciting and well researched volume offers a conceptualization of ‘responsiveness’ that will make an enormous contribution to knowledge. In its pages, political responsiveness functions as a supplementary valence to shed new light on by now well-worn debates about voice, silence, and listening. Particularly commendable are the collection’s broad and intelligent coverage, the impressive line-up of scholars, and the timely and urgent topics addressed (these include Rhodes Must Fall, 9/11 and the rise of Islamophobia, Indigeneity, the resurgence of populism, and the global refugee crisis). The emphasis contributors place on the need for settler colonialists to listen, and their attentiveness to gender are especially welcome.” (Claire Chambers, Senior Lecturer in Global Literature, University of York, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference
Editors
  • Tanja Dreher
  • Anshuman Mondal
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93958-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93958-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93957-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06755-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 250
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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