Multicultural States: Rethinking Difference and Identity / Edition 1

Multicultural States: Rethinking Difference and Identity / Edition 1

by David Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415121590

ISBN-13: 9780415121590

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The idea of the nation is globally in crisis, but multiculturalism has often seemed to name a specifically national debate. Multicultural States challenges the national focus of these debates by investigating theories, policies and practices of cultural pluralism across eight countries with historical links in British colonialism: the USA, Canada,

Overview

The idea of the nation is globally in crisis, but multiculturalism has often seemed to name a specifically national debate. Multicultural States challenges the national focus of these debates by investigating theories, policies and practices of cultural pluralism across eight countries with historical links in British colonialism: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Ireland and Britain.
This important book combines discussions of the principles of multiculturalism with studies of specific local histories and political conflicts. The contributors discuss:
* communalism and colonialism in India
* Irish sectarianism and postmodern identity politics
* ethnic nationalism in post-apartheid South Africa
* British multiculturalism as part of the heritage industry
* feminism and Australian republicanism.
Contributors: Ien Ang, David Attwell, Homi K. Bhabha, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Abena P. A. Busia, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Terry Eagleton, John Frow, Henry A. Giroux, Ihab Hassan, Smaro Kamboureli, Maria Koundoura, Beryl Langer, Anne Maxwell, Meaghan Morris, Susan Mathieson and Jon Stratton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415121590
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. David Bennett - Introduction

Part One: THE LIMITS OF PLURALISM

2. Homi K. Bhabha -- Culture's in between

3. David Bennett & Homi K. Bhabha -- Liberalism and minority culture: reflections on 'Culture's

in between'

4. Terry Eagleton -- Five types of identity and difference

5. John Frow -- Economies of value: Cultural relativism and value judgements

6. Maria Koundoura -- Multiculturalism or multinationalism?

Part Two: MULTICULTURALISM AND

THE NATION: HISTORIES, POLICIES, PRACTICES

7. Dipesh Chakrabarty -- Modernity and ethnicity in India

8. Susan Mathieson & David Attwell -- Between ethnicity and nationhood: Shaka Day and the struggle over Zuluness in post-apartheid South Africa

9.

Terry Eagleton -- Postcolonialism: The case of Ireland

10. Jon Stratton & Ien Ang -- Multicultural imagined communities: Cultural difference and national identity in the USA and Australia

11. Beryl Langer -- Globalisation and the myth of ethnic community:

Salvadoran refugees in multicultural states

12. Henry A. Giroux -- The politics of national identity and the pedagogy of multiculturalism in the USA

13. Anne Maxwell -- Ethnicity and education: Biculturalism in New Zealand

14. Smaro Kamboureli -- The

technology of ethnicity: Canadian multiculturalism and the language of law

Part Three: POSITIONINGS

15. Meaghan Morris -- Lunching for the republic: Feminism, the media and Iientity politics in the Australian republicanism debate

16. Gargi

Bhattacharyya -- Riding multiculturalism

17. Abena P. A. Busia -- Re:locations -- Rethinking Britain from Accra, New York, and the Map Room of the British Museum

18. Ihab Hassan -- Counterpoints: Nationalism, colonialism, multiculturalism, etc. in personal

perspective

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