Single Idea 23381

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / f. Multiculturalism]

Full Idea

The evidence suggests that (contrary to the Marxist view) the status hierarchy is not reducible to the economic hierarchy.

Gist of Idea

The status hierarchy is independent of the economic hierarchy


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd edn) [2002], 8)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd ed)' [OUP 2002], p.333

A Reaction

Kymlicka is particularly thinking of racism, which lowers the status of certain groups, even if they are economically successful. I console myself for my modest economic status by getting lots of education.