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Ethics of Identity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Identities are interactive. They are negotiated and exchanged in highly complex ways. Whether on the individual or the collective level, our vitality as persons is constructed and maintained in relation. Therefore, it seems obvious at first glance, that the ethics of identity should also be dialogic and relational. But mainstream ethics in the Western tradition is basically monologic. After reviewing this kind of ethics and its application to identity, the recent work in dialogic ethics is introduced and applied to identity studies. ...

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