This essay addresses the theoretical horizon of the “multicultural issue” starting from two perspectives closely related to each other: sociological and philosophical-legal. From the sociological standpoint, this question concerns the identitarian issue. Contemporary identitarian claims are to be understood within a cultural background characterized by peculiar phenomena, such as dynamics of de-institutionalization, the transition from “identity” to “membership” and processes of re-symbolization. From this starting point, the author derives the complexity of the categories “pluralism” and “interculturalism” and develops a conceptual framework which includes the re-signification of the notions of “culture” and “collective rights”. On the philosophical-legal level, it is necessary to reconsider some institutions belonging to the western legal tradition, especially the concept of “subjective rights”, the role of the State and, more widely, the political models based on democratic systems. Focusing on the pair ‘identity (identitarian sphere) - subject (subjective dimension)’, the “multicultural issue”, from a philosophical point of view, should be interpreted as a "question of sense", placed between its universal dimension and the multiple historical solutions.

Bombelli, G., Toward a New Lexicon and a Conceptual Grammar to Understand the "Multicultural Issue", in La Barbera, M. (ed.), Identity and Migration in Europe: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Springer, Cham 2015: 17- 28 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65843]

Toward a New Lexicon and a Conceptual Grammar to Understand the "Multicultural Issue"

Bombelli, Giovanni
2015

Abstract

This essay addresses the theoretical horizon of the “multicultural issue” starting from two perspectives closely related to each other: sociological and philosophical-legal. From the sociological standpoint, this question concerns the identitarian issue. Contemporary identitarian claims are to be understood within a cultural background characterized by peculiar phenomena, such as dynamics of de-institutionalization, the transition from “identity” to “membership” and processes of re-symbolization. From this starting point, the author derives the complexity of the categories “pluralism” and “interculturalism” and develops a conceptual framework which includes the re-signification of the notions of “culture” and “collective rights”. On the philosophical-legal level, it is necessary to reconsider some institutions belonging to the western legal tradition, especially the concept of “subjective rights”, the role of the State and, more widely, the political models based on democratic systems. Focusing on the pair ‘identity (identitarian sphere) - subject (subjective dimension)’, the “multicultural issue”, from a philosophical point of view, should be interpreted as a "question of sense", placed between its universal dimension and the multiple historical solutions.
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Identity and Migration in Europe: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
9783319101262
Springer
Bombelli, G., Toward a New Lexicon and a Conceptual Grammar to Understand the "Multicultural Issue", in La Barbera, M. (ed.), Identity and Migration in Europe: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Springer, Cham 2015: 17- 28 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65843]
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