Debating Diversity: Analysing the Discourse of Tolerance

Debating Diversity: Analysing the Discourse of Tolerance

by Jan Blommaert, Jef Verschueren
     
 

Immigration, racism and nationalism have become hotly debated issues in the Western world. This highly original and controversial work focuses on the language used by the vast majority who regard themselves as being open to a multi-cultural society.
Using Belgium as a case study and drawing parallels with the UK, US, Europe and the former Yugoslavia, the authors

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Immigration, racism and nationalism have become hotly debated issues in the Western world. This highly original and controversial work focuses on the language used by the vast majority who regard themselves as being open to a multi-cultural society.
Using Belgium as a case study and drawing parallels with the UK, US, Europe and the former Yugoslavia, the authors analyse this language and reveal a remarkable consistency between these liberal voices, such as in news-reporting, and the language used by radical racist and nationalist groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415191371
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/25/1998
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Pt. IDiversity: the issue9
1The management of diversity11
2Group relations, cognition and language22
Pt. IIThe ingredients of an ideology41
3The 'migrant problem'43
4The central concepts91
5Homogeneism117
Pt. IIIHomogeneism at work149
6Training for tolerance151
7Educating the public162
8Anti-racism173
Epilogue190
Notes195
Bibliography219
Index227

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