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GARCIA-PETER, Sabina  and  VILLAVICENCIO-MIRANDA, Luis. Scope and limits of liberal multiculturalism from an intersectional gender approach. Convergencia [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.72, pp.13-38. ISSN 2448-5799.

The article presents a critical analysis of two of the most influential theoretical positions within liberal multiculturalism —represented by Will Kymlicka and Charles Taylor—. Using an intersectional theoretical and methodological approach, the scope and limits from both positions are shown. The analysis shows that cultural diversity is an issue that acquires new and rich hues when approached holistically remarking the intersections of gender inequalities with other mechanisms of social inequality, such as ‘race’/ethnicity and social class. It concludes that only by integrating and intersecting the study of these variables in the study of cultural diversity will it become possible to advocate for democratic politics that emphasizes the specific nature of the differences, but within the principles of equality and justice.

Keywords : cultural diversity; liberal multiculturalism; intersectionality; gender; inequality.

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