Multiculturalism in Global Society
By (author) Peter Kivisto
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Multiculturalism in Global Society by Peter Kivisto
Book Description"Multiculturalism in a Global Society" explores the concepts and debates surrounding the complex modern phenomenon of multiculturalism, and its varied effects on the advanced industrial nations of the world. With remarkable clarity and concision, it focuses on the interrelated ties of ethnicity, race, and nationalism in a world where globalizing processes have made such ties increasingly important in economic, political, and cultural terms. Beginning with a discussion and reformulation of contemporary theories of ethnicity, this book turns to case studies of the three major 'settler' states in the world: the United States, Canada, and Australia.In this book, coverage of western Europe follows, with analyses of postcolonial Britain, Germany, and France. This book concludes with a succinct summary and thoughtful prognosis about the future directions of our increasingly global society. Students and scholars looking for the most up-to-date approach to understanding multiculturalism in a global perspective will find this to be an engaging, penetrating, and illuminating text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631221937
(239mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Kivisto
Religion and Immigration: Migrant Faiths in North America and Western Europe, Hardback (September 2014)
This concise book provides readers with a comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the key issues and varied strands of research relating to immigration and religion that have been produced during the past two decades.
Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Peter Kivisto
This collection addresses the ways that Nordic countries have approached the issue of bringing ethnic minorities into the societal mainstream. With multicultural incorporation as an option, the authors explore the potential impact of the politics of identity in societies with social democratic welfare states committed to redistributive politics.
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Author Biography - Peter Kivisto
Peter Kivisto is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Augustana College. He is the author of The Ethnic Engima (1989), For Democracy (1993), and Americans All (1995), and is the editor of Immigrant Socialists in the United States (1984) and Multiculturalism in the United States (2000).
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