The Multicultural Riddle [NOOK Book]


A comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society.
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The Multicultural Riddle

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A comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203906637
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 3/22/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 198
  • File size: 654 KB

Table of Contents

About This Book
1 "I Have a Dream" - but Who Is It For? Civil Rights, Human Rights, or Community Rights? 1
2 From Dreaming to Meaning: The Multicultural Triangle. National Culture, Ethnic Culture, Religion as Culture 17
3 The Nation-State, I: Postethnic or Pseudotribe? Why Nation-States Are Not Ethnically Neutral 29
4 The Nation-State, II: Business or Temple? Why Nation-States Are Not Religiously Neutral 41
5 Ethnicity: Blood or Wine? Not Biological Essence, but Cultivated Ferment 57
6 Religion: Baggage or Sextant? Not Immutable Heritage, but Positioning in Context 69
7 Culture: Having, Making, or Both? From an Essentialist through a Processual to a Discursive Understanding 81
8 Multicultural Theory, I: The Sales Talk and the Small Print. Are You Same Enough to Be Equal? 97
9 Multicultural Theory, II: The Values and the Valid. What Is It Prof. Taylor Should "Recognize"? 107
10 Multicultural Praxis: The Banal and the Best. From Culti-Parading to Multi-Relating 121
11 From Dreaming to Meaning: A Summary. Multiculturalism Is a New Understanding of Culture 135
12 From Meaning to Practice: What Students Can Do. New Understandings Require New Projects 143
References 159
Index 173
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