Multiculturalism in a Global Society / Edition 1

Multiculturalism in a Global Society / Edition 1

by Peter Kivisto
     
 

ISBN-10: 063122193X

ISBN-13: 9780631221937

Pub. Date: 10/21/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Multiculturalism in a Global Society explores the concepts and debates surrounding the complex modern phenomenon of multiculturalism, and its varied effects on the advanced industrial nations of the world. With remarkable clarity and concision, it focuses on the interrelated ties of ethnicity, race, and nationalism in a world where globalizing processes have

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Multiculturalism in a Global Society explores the concepts and debates surrounding the complex modern phenomenon of multiculturalism, and its varied effects on the advanced industrial nations of the world. With remarkable clarity and concision, it focuses on the interrelated ties of ethnicity, race, and nationalism in a world where globalizing processes have made such ties increasingly important in economic, political, and cultural terms. Beginning with a discussion and reformulation of contemporary theories of ethnicity, the book turns to case studies of the three major “settler” states in the world: the United States, Canada, and Australia. Coverage of western Europe follows, with analyses of postcolonial Britain, Germany, and France. The book concludes with a succinct summary and thoughtful prognosis about the future directions of our increasingly global society.

Students and scholars looking for the most up-to-date approach to understanding multiculturalism in a global perspective will find this to be an engaging, penetrating, and illuminating text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631221937
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2002
Series:
21st Century Sociology Series, #9
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.91(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Multicultural Societies and Globalization1
1Ethnic Theory in a Global Age13
2The United States as a Melting Pot: Myth and Reality43
3Canada and Australia: Ethnic Mosaics and State-sponsored Multiculturalism84
4John Bull's Island: Britain in a Postcolonial World116
5Germany, France, and Shifting Conceptions of Citizenship155
6Multicultural Prospects and Twenty-first Century Realities186
References194
Index219

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