Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Ali Rattansi
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Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction by Ali Rattansi
Book DescriptionMulticulturalism appears to be in terminal crisis. It has been blamed for undermining national identity, diluting social cohesion, creating ethnic ghettos and cultural fragmentation, providing fertile ground for Islamic radicalism, encouraging perverse 'political correctness', and restricting liberal freedoms of expression, amongst other things. The public debate over multiculturalism has polarised opinion amongst the general public, policy makers, and politicians. But how much real evidence, beyond tabloid headlines and anecdotes, exists for these claims? In this Very Short Introduction, Ali Rattansi considers the actual evidence from social science research to provide a balanced assessment of the truth and falsity of the charges against multiculturalism. Dispelling many myths in the process, he also warns about the dangers that lurk in an uncritical endorsement of multiculturalism, and concludes by arguing that it is time to move on to a form of 'interculturalism'. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199546039
Classification: Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies
Format: Paperback (173mm x 123mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Racism: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (March 2007)
Racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. This book demystifies the subject and explores its history, science, and culture. Shedding light on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, it examines the notion of race from a modern genetic viewpoint.
Racism, Modernity and Identity, Paperback (November 1994)
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Race, Culture and Difference, Paperback (March 1992)
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Explores the nature and extent of racial discrimination, and the successes and failures of equal opportunities programmes. This text presents analyses of institutional racism in immigration law, housing, social work, employment training and the criminal justice system.
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Author Biography - Ali Rattansi
Ali Rattansi was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge. His publications include Racism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2007), Race, Culture, and Difference (Sage 1992), and Racism, Modernity, and Identity (Polity Press, 1994).
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