The Multicultural Riddle / Edition 1

The Multicultural Riddle / Edition 1

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by Gerd Baumann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415922135

ISBN-13: 9780415922135

Pub. Date: 04/22/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Multicultural Riddle is a comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society. The book examines how we can establish a state of justice and equality between and among three groups: those who believe in a unified national culture, those who trace their culture to their ethnic identity, and those who view their

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Multicultural Riddle is a comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society. The book examines how we can establish a state of justice and equality between and among three groups: those who believe in a unified national culture, those who trace their culture to their ethnic identity, and those who view their religion as their culture. To solve the multicultural riddle, one must rethink national identity, ethnicity and the role of religion in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415922135
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/22/1999
Series:
Zones of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

About This Book
1"I Have a Dream" - but Who Is It For? Civil Rights, Human Rights, or Community Rights?1
2From Dreaming to Meaning: The Multicultural Triangle. National Culture, Ethnic Culture, Religion as Culture17
3The Nation-State, I: Postethnic or Pseudotribe? Why Nation-States Are Not Ethnically Neutral29
4The Nation-State, II: Business or Temple? Why Nation-States Are Not Religiously Neutral41
5Ethnicity: Blood or Wine? Not Biological Essence, but Cultivated Ferment57
6Religion: Baggage or Sextant? Not Immutable Heritage, but Positioning in Context69
7Culture: Having, Making, or Both? From an Essentialist through a Processual to a Discursive Understanding81
8Multicultural Theory, I: The Sales Talk and the Small Print. Are You Same Enough to Be Equal?97
9Multicultural Theory, II: The Values and the Valid. What Is It Prof. Taylor Should "Recognize"?107
10Multicultural Praxis: The Banal and the Best. From Culti-Parading to Multi-Relating121
11From Dreaming to Meaning: A Summary. Multiculturalism Is a New Understanding of Culture135
12From Meaning to Practice: What Students Can Do. New Understandings Require New Projects143
References159
Index173

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