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

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.

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?

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

References

Index

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