The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe
Racism, Identity, and Community
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Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe by Tariq Modood
Book DescriptionEurope has become a novel experiment in multiple, tiered and mediated multiculturalisms. It is now a supranational community of cultures, sub-cultures and trans-cultures inserted differentially into radically different political cultural traditions. The consequences of this re-imagining and re-making of a new Europe are variously seen to be threatening or utopian. In a post-Communist, post-national era, multiculturalism has been theorized as a paternalistic, top-down solution to the 'problem' of minorities, a dangerous reification of 'culture', or a new way forward to a politics of 'recognition' and 'authenticity'. But is multiculturalism simply a novel project of social engineering, devised for the twenty-first century by well-meaning liberals or communitarians? The authors of this book reject this view by demonstrating that multiculturalism is the political outcome of ongoing power struggles and collective negotiations of cultural, ethnic and racial differences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856494229
(216mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tariq Modood
Multiculturalism and Interculturalism, Paperback (February 2016)
In recent years, interculturalism has emerged as a possible alternative to prevailing approaches of multiculturalism. But how is interculturalism different from multiculturalism? This collection brings together leading proponents of intercultural and multicultural theory and practice from Europe and North America to address this question.
Multiculturalism Rethought, Paperback (February 2015)
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Religion in a Liberal State, Paperback (August 2013)
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Tolerance, Intolerance and Respect, Hardback (June 2013)» View all books by Tariq Modood
Across European societies, pluralism is experienced in new and challenging ways. Our understanding of what it means for societies to be accepting of diversity has to therefore be revisited. This volume seeks to meet this challenge with perspectives that consider new dynamics towards tolerance, intolerance and respect.
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Author Biography - Tariq Modood
Tariq Modood is professor of sociology, politics and public policy, and founding director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol, UK.
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