The Multicultural Riddle / Edition 1by Gerd Baumann
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 religion as their culture. To solve the multicultural riddle, one must rethink national identity, ethnicity and the role of religion in the modern world.
Table of ContentsAbout This Book
1. "I Have a Dream"--but Who Is It For?
Civil Rights, Human Rights, or Community Rights?
2. From Dreaming to Meaning: The Multicultural Triangle
National Culture, Ethnic Culture, Religion as Culture
3. The Nation-State,
I: Postethnic or Pseudotribe?
Why Nation-States Are Not Ethnically Neutral
4. The Nation-States, II:Business or Temple?
Why Nation-States Are Not Religiously Neutral
5. Ethnicity: Blood or Wine?
Not Biological Essence, but Cultivated Ferment
6. Religion: Baggage or Sextant?
Not Immutable Heritage, but Positioning in Context
7. Culture: Having, Making, or Both?
From an Essentialist through a Processual to a Discursive Understanding
8. Multicultural Theory, I: The Sales Talk
and the Small Print
Are You Same Enough to Be Equal?
9. Multicultural Theory, II: The Values and the Valid
What Is It Prof. Taylor Should "Recognize"?
10. Multicultural Praxis: The Banal and the Best
From Culti-Parading to Multi-Relating
11. From Dreaming to Meaning: A Summary
Multiculturalism Is a New Understanding of Culture
12. From Meaning to Practice: What Students Can Do
new Understandings Require New Projects
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