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Description - Multiculturalism in Global Society by Peter Kivisto

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, the book turns to case studies of the three major "settler" states in the world: the United States, Canada, and Australia. Coverage of western Europe follows, with analyses of postcolonial Britain, Germany, and France. The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780631221937
ISBN-10: 063122193X
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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