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The Multiculturalism of Fear / Edition 1
     

The Multiculturalism of Fear / Edition 1

by Jacob T. Levy
 

ISBN-10: 0198297122

ISBN-13: 9780198297123

Pub. Date: 10/19/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This vital new liberal account of multiculturalism combines an analysis of the policy dilemmas faced by multiethnic states around the world with a philosophical consideration of multiculturalism and nationalism. Jacob T. Levy boldly argues that liberalism should not be centrally concerned with either preserving or transcending cultural communities, practices, and

Overview

This vital new liberal account of multiculturalism combines an analysis of the policy dilemmas faced by multiethnic states around the world with a philosophical consideration of multiculturalism and nationalism. Jacob T. Levy boldly argues that liberalism should not be centrally concerned with either preserving or transcending cultural communities, practices, and identities. Rather, he contends that liberalism should focus on mitigating evils such as inter-ethnic civil wars and state violence against ethnic minorities. In order for this "multiculturalism of fear" to be grounded in the realities of ethnic politics and conflict, it must take seriously the importance people place on their ethnic identities and cultural practices without falling into a celebration of cultural belonging.

Levy applies his approach to a variety of policy problems, including the regulation of sexist practices inside cultural communities, secession and national self-determination, land rights, and customary law, and draws on cases from such diverse states as Australia, Canada, Israel, India, South Africa, and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198297123
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/19/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Theory, Multiculturalism, and Nationalism
Chapter One: The Multiculturalism of Fear
Chapter Two: Cruelty and Conflict in Multiethnic Politics
Chapter Three: The Impossibility of Universal Nationalism
Chapter Four: Pluralism, Diversity, and Preserving Cultural Communities
Chapter Five: Classifying Cultural Rights
Chapter Six: Incorporating Indigenous Law
Chapter Seven: Blood and Soil, Place or Property: Liberalism, Land, and Ethnicity
Chapter Eight: Ethnic Symbolism and Official Apologies

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