The Multicultural Riddle / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415922135
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/22/1999
  • Series: Zones of Religion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 198
  • 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
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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