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Identity and Politics in Late Modernity
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2010 (English)In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, ISSN 1403-3216, E-ISSN 2000-8325, no 2, p. 251-265Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Late modern society seems to be inescapably permeated by a conflict between universalizing and particularizing dynamics. The article discusses this basic condition from the perspective of late modern identity formation and its implications for the development of democratic politics. A critical discussion of a number of prominent positions in the theoretical debate on identity opens the argument. In the wake of this critical discourse, an alternative position based on contemporary critical theory is suggested, and the potentials and risks of late modern identity work are outlined in relation to the perspective of democratic civil society. The article concludes that identity-based processes of politicization are fragile and unpredictable, but that they nevertheless form necessary preconditions for creating and maintaining the necessary popular engagement in developing universal democratic civil society. Finally, the potentials and limitations of a European cultural policy in relation to the characteristics of late modern identity work are briefly discussed.

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Högskolan i Borås , 2010. no 2, p. 251-265
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Late modern identity, Civil society, Political culture, Cultural policy, Kulturpolitik
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Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1530Local ID: 2320/12165OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1530DiVA, id: diva2:869588
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-15Bibliographically approved

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