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Honig, 1994. Social Research 61(3):563-597

Difference, Dilemmas, and the Politics of Home
Bonnie Honig

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Liberalism
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 61, No. 3 (Fall 1994): 563:597

ABSTRACT: This article examines some of the conceptual, rhetorical and ideological strategies which effect the restoration of subject-centered ethics and politics by focusing on the treatments of incommensurability, subjectivity and politics. I conclude that insights regarding incommensurable value conflicts ought not to lead to a modus vivendi liberalism, whose public-private distinction protects domestic life and the meta-narratives that shape it from political engagement and disruption. Rather, it should lead to an activist social democratic politics in which decentered subjects, riven by plural, incommensurable identities and differences, continually renegotiate their boundaries and affiliations with the...
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