Ethnicities And Global Multiculture

Ethnicities And Global Multiculture

by Jan Nederveen Pieterse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742540634

ISBN-13: 9780742540637

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited national context. He shows that multiethnicity preceded the nation-state by millennia; but argues that states, feeling the threat to their national identities

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Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited national context. He shows that multiethnicity preceded the nation-state by millennia; but argues that states, feeling the threat to their national identities, seek to control or suppress it. Contemporary multiculturalism, another attempt to regulate multiethnicity, is a work in progress in which dramas of global inequality are played out. This groundbreaking book adopts a kaleidoscopic and comparative-historical perspective that intertwines strands of social science and western and non-western research as a strategy to overcome the disciplinary and regional fragmentation of most discussions. Moving beyond worn notions of ethnicity and multiculturalism, Nederveen Pieterse proposes ethnicities and global multiculture as alternative, wide-angle perspectives on cultural diversity. Global multiculture, he convincingly demonstrates, offers a fresh account of layered cultural dynamics amid accelerated globalization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742540637
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Ethos and Ethnos
Chapter 2: Deconstructing/Reconstructing Ethnicity
Chapter 3: Social Capital and Migration: Beyond Ethnic Economies
Chapter 4: Many Doors to Multiculturalism
Chapter 5: Politics of Boundaries: Ethnicities, Multiculturalisms
Chapter 6: Multiculturalism and Museums: Representing Others in the Age of Globalization
Chapter 7: Islam and Cosmopolitanism
Chapter 8: Global Multiculture, Flexible Acculturation
Conclusion: Global Multiculture

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