Diversity and the Limits of the Civil Nation
By (author) Anne-Marie Fortier
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Multicultural Horizons by Anne-Marie Fortier
Book DescriptionThe intensity of feeling that multiculturalism invariably ignites is considered in this timely analysis of how the 'New Britain' of the twenty-first century is variously re-imagined as multicultural. Introducing the concept of 'multicultural intimacies', Anne-Marie Fortier offers a new form of critical engagement with the cultural politics of multiculturalism, one that attends to ideals of mixing, loving thy neighbour and feelings for the nation. In the first study of its kind, Fortier considers the anxieties, desires, and issues that form representations of 'multicultural Britain' available in the British public domain. She investigates: * the significance of gender, sex, generations and kinship, as well as race and ethnicity, in debates about cultural difference * the consolidation of religion as a marker of absolute difference *'moral racism', the criteria for good citizenship and the limits of civility. This book presents a unique analysis of multiculturalism that draws on insights from critical race studies, feminist and queer studies, postcolonialism and psychoanalysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415396080
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anne-Marie Fortier
Multicultural Horizons, Paperback (March 2008)
Introducing the concept of 'multicultural intimacies', this book offers a form of critical engagement with the cultural politics of multiculturalism, one that attends to ideals of mixing, loving thy neighbour and feelings for the nation.
Uprootings/Regroundings, Paperback (October 2003)
This work examines the interdependence of mobility and belonging by considering how homes are formed in relationship to movement. It suggests that movement does not only happen when one leaves home, and that homes are not always fixed in one location.
Migrant Belongings, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Anne-Marie Fortier
How do Italians in Britain represent themselves to themselves? What kind of "community" do they imagine for themselves? This work challenges generalized assumptions about ethnicity in Britain by posting that Italian identity formation cannot be understood in racial terms alone.
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Author Biography - Anne-Marie Fortier
Anne-Marie Fortier is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University. Her research interests revolve around critical race studies, critical migration studies, feminist, queer and postcolonial theory. She is the author of Migrant Belongings (2000) and co-editor of Uprootings/Regroundings (2003).
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