Multiculturalism in a Global Society / Edition 1

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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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“Peter Kivisto has produced a characteristically insightful and incisive theoretical analysis of multiculturalism today. Genuinely comparative, this is cutting-edge work of high quality.” Martin Bulmer, Editor, Ethnic and Racial Studies

"Kivisto provides a concise and useful theoretical discussion of ethnic theories." E. Hu-DeHart, Brown University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631221937
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/21/2002
  • Series: 21st Century Sociology Series, #9
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Kivisto is Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Professor and Chair of Sociology at Augustana College. He is the author of Immigrant Socialists in the United States (1984), For Democracy (1993), and Americans All (1995), and is the editor of The Ethnic Enigma (1989) and Multiculturalism in the United States (2000).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
Introduction: Multicultural Societies and Globalization 1
1 Ethnic Theory in a Global Age 13
2 The United States as a Melting Pot: Myth and Reality 43
3 Canada and Australia: Ethnic Mosaics and State-sponsored Multiculturalism 84
4 John Bull's Island: Britain in a Postcolonial World 116
5 Germany, France, and Shifting Conceptions of Citizenship 155
6 Multicultural Prospects and Twenty-first Century Realities 186
References 194
Index 219
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