• Author : Multiculturalism and Representation
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 0824818601
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Multiculturalism Representation and the Jury Selection Process in Canadian Criminal Cases
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : OCLC:32738534
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Representation Identity and Multiculturalism in Sarawak
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105210595570
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The characteristics and processes of identity formation and representation have been crucial preoccupations in social science and historical studies of Sarawak and the wider Borneo. We have examined Brooke and colonial policies on ethnicity, and political party formation, state-federal relations, nationalism and ethnicity in the post-independence period. We have considered inter-ethnic relations and the encounters between minorities and the state in the context of development and socio-economic change. However, Professor Zawawi?s book demonstrates that in spite of this level of interest and activity there is still much to do. We have tended to concentrate on particular groups at the expense of others. Detailed studies of the Bidayuhs and Malays, for example, are few. We still know very little about ethnic relations in urban settings and the politics of identity in relation to tourism development. We need to explore much more thoroughly the interrelationships between ethnicity and other principles of social organisation, including class, gender and patron-clientage.--


  • Author : Multiculturalism in Canada
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-12
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9783030198350
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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Multiculturalism is often thought to be defined by its commitment to diversity, inclusivity, sensitivity, and tolerance, but these established values sometimes require contrary practices of homogenization, exclusion, insensitivity, and intolerance. Multiculturalism in Canada clarifies what multiculturalism is by relating it to more basic principles of equality, freedom, recognition, authenticity, and openness. Forbes places both official Canadian multiculturalism and Quebec's semi-official interculturalism in their historical and constitutional setting, examines their relations to liberal democratic core values, and outlines a variety of practical measures that would make Canada a more open country and a better illustration of what a commitment to egalitarian cultural pluralism now means. Consisting of a series of connected essays-including careful considerations of the works of Will Kymlicka and Charles Taylor-this book provides the first comprehensive account of multiculturalism in Canada.


  • Author : Advancing Multiculturalism Post 7 7
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-26
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9781443807296
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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Multiculturalism still matters and is even more important after 7/7 than it was before. The political discourse and rhetoric of integration sits uncomfortably alongside both multicultural realities e.g. the civil disturbances in Birmingham, England (October 2005), Paris, France (November 2005) and Sydney, Australia (December, 2005) and social scientific notions of where multiculturalism positions itself domestically and internationally. This edited collection is intended to be a major contribution to studies of multiculturalism examining the historical background and anthropological context, alongside more contemporary applied social policy perspectives. In this volume, we argue that a multicultural perspective is as relevant and important, both socially and politically in a post 7/7 world. Within a post 7/7 context, there are contributors within this edited collection who argue for both integrationist and multicultural approaches. The volume acknowledges both concepts and encourages the reader to increase understandings of both arguments and position her / himself within the debates.


  • Author : Multicultural States
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781134807970
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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The idea of the nation is globally in crisis, but multiculturalism has often seemed to name a specifically national debate. Multicultural States challenges the national focus of these debates by investigating theories, policies and practices of cultural pluralism across eight countries with historical links in British colonialism: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Ireland and Britain. This important book combines discussions of the principles of multiculturalism with studies of specific local histories and political conflicts. The contributors discuss: * communalism and colonialism in India * Irish sectarianism and postmodern identity politics * ethnic nationalism in post-apartheid South Africa * British multiculturalism as part of the heritage industry * feminism and Australian republicanism. Contributors: Ien Ang, David Attwell, Homi K. Bhabha, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Abena P. A. Busia, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Terry Eagleton, John Frow, Henry A. Giroux, Ihab Hassan, Smaro Kamboureli, Maria Koundoura, Beryl Langer, Anne Maxwell, Meaghan Morris, Susan Mathieson and Jon Stratton


  • Author : Multiculturalism
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780745669649
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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At a time when many public commentators are turning against multiculturalism in response to fears about militant Islam, immigration or social cohesion, Tariq Modood, one of the world's leading authorities on multiculturalism, provides a distinctive contribution to these debates. He contends that the rise of Islamic terrorism has neither discredited multiculturalism nor heralded a clash of civilizations. Instead, it has highlighted a central challenge for the 21st century - the urgent need to include Muslims in contemporary conceptions of democratic citizenship. In the second edition of this popular and compelling book, Modood updates his original argument with two new chapters. He reassesses the relationship between multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and assimilation, demonstrating that multiculturalism is crucial for successful integration. He also argues that while multiculturalism poses a significant challenge to existing forms of secularism, this challenge should not be exaggerated into a crisis. In so doing, Modood adds new vigor to the claim that multiculturalism remains a living force which is shaping our polities, even as its death is repeatedly announced. This book will appeal to students, researchers and teachers of politics, sociology and public policy, as well as to anyone interested in the prospects of multiculturalism today.


  • Author : Handbook of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
  • Publisher : Archives contemporaines
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9782813000392
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Built around the concept of linguistic and cultural plurality, this book defines language as an instrument of action and symbolic power. Plurality is conceived here as : a complex array of voices, perspectives and approaches that seeks to preserve the complexity of the multilingual and multicultural enterprise, including language learning and teaching ; a coherent system of relationships among various languages, research traditions and research sites that informs qualitative methods of inquiry into multilingualism and its uses in everyday life ; a view of language as structured sociohistorical object, observable from several simultaneous spatiotemporal standpoints, such as that of daily interactions or that which sustains the symbolic power of institutions. This book is addressed to teacher trainers, young researchers, decision makers, teachers concerned with the role of languages in the evolution of societies and educational systems. It aims to elicit discussion by articulating practices, field observations and analyses based on a multidisciplinary conceptual framework.


  • Author : Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781317687160
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don’t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity and other cultural forms from Israel, Romania, North America, South Africa, Germany, Spain, U.S. Latino and Canada and consider the ways in which comics are able to represent multiculturalism through a focus on the formal elements of the medium. Discussion themes include education, countercultures, monstrosity, the quotidian, the notion of the ‘other," anthropomorphism, and colonialism. Taking a truly international perspective, the book brings into dialogue a broad range of comics traditions.


  • Author : British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-08
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781474422680
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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Uses poststructuralist theory to connect inclusion, exclusion and identity, using real-world case studies from British culture, politics and lawLasse Thomassen applies a fresh, poststructuralist approach to reconcile the theoretical and practical issues surrounding inclusion, exclusion and representation. He opens up debates and themes including Britishness, race, the nature and role of Islam in British society, homelessness and social justice. Thomassen argues that the politics of inclusion and identity should be viewed as struggles over how these identities are represented. He develops this argument through careful analysis of cases from the last four decades of British multiculturalism, including public debates about the role of religion in British society, Gordon Brown and David Cameron's contrasting versions of Britishness, legal cases about religious symbols and clothing in schools, and the Nick Hornby novel How to Be Good.