Starting from the French Revolution, the idea of “equality” (egalitè) was used as the basis of a global philosophic discussion that originated many changes in the management of the nations.
At the beginning, it was a matter of social distribution of economic resources within one state but, specially after the Second World War, it became evident that the dibate could be enlarged including differences between regions and countries.
Moreover the concept of equality was extended to individual problems (i.e. equality between men and women) and involved million people and a large number of populations in the world.
Sociology analises the discussion about poverty, welfare, equality, ethics, rights, distribution of resources and possibilities, involving the core concept of “needs” (psycological, social, economical, cultural and environmental needs).
In this sense, the new meaning of the term “equality” involves the ability of a society to govern itself without putting at risk the development opportunities of the others.
Equality becomes very close to justice and it can not be applied without tolerance and acceptance of diversities.
Despite of all theory on equality, in the contemporary society a widespread inequality is still the practice.
And Justice is blind.
A production for the CID World Congress in Athens
|Choreography and Dance||Simona Cieri|
|Music||Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare|
|Directed by||Rosanna and Simona Cieri|