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Description - The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe by Tariq Modood

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 multiculturism simply a novel project of social engineering, devised for the 21st century by well-meaning liberals or communitarians? This book rejects 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 Details

ISBN: 9781856494229
ISBN-10: 1856494225
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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