Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity: When We Should Not Get Along

In Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity, Jason Hill attempts to apply general cosmopolitan humanist moral intuitions and democratic political beliefs to certain clearly perceived wrongs that have otherwise been ignored, by providing criteria for when it is necessary to break the peace and become a moral insurrectionist. Hill identifies precisely what we should not get along with: the Islamic burka, the anti-gay marriage movement, anti-assimilationism and xenophobia, and multiculturalism and the politics of identity for the collusion with cultural, racial, and ethnic apartheid. At the end of each chapter Hill provides a comprehensive and sweeping antidote to each of the political and moral maladies he identifies as contentious norms, mores, and institutional phenomena no civilized society should get along with. Provocative and accessible, Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity is critical reading for scholars of political theory, social philosophy, and ethics.