Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge

Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge

by Fethi Mansouri (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9783319364063
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri holds a research chair in migration and intercultural studies at Deakin University where he is the Director of the strategic research Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation. He is the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge) and founding co-editor of the international journal of Social Inclusion (Librello). Professor Mansouri is a global expert advisor to the United Nations (Alliance of Civilisations) on cultural diversity and intercultural relations. He is a leading researcher in the University and a prominent scholar nationally and internationally. In 2013 he was appointed to the UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’. Professor Mansouri has published fourteen books, ten major research monographs, more than sixty refereed research articles and book chapters, and many book reviews and media pieces. He has presented more than 130 invited conference and seminar papers and many other invited presentations at national and international symposia. His most influential books include: ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (2007); ‘Political Islam and Human Security’ (2008); ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia’ (2008); ‘Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness’ (2009); ‘Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship’ (2011, second edition); and ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion’ (2011). His recent books include: ‘Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (2012); and ‘The Arab Revolutions in Context: Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East’ (2012). Professor Mansouri’s 2004 book ‘Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection’ was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Histories and Politics of Multiculturalism.- Chapter 1: The Multicultural Experiment: Premises, Promises, and Challenges.- Chapter 2: Multicultural Inclusion Confronts Questions of National Identity.- Chapter 3: Multiculturalism, Rights and Religion: The individual’s human right to participate and belong.- Chapter 4: Multiple Multiculturalisms: Resentment, Religion and Liberalism.- Section 2: Justice and Education as Key Dimensions of Multiculturalism.- Chapter 5: Disenchantments: Counter-terror narratives and conviviality.- Chapter 6: Between Rhetoric and Reality: Shari’a and the Shift towards Neo-Liberal Multiculturalism in Australia.- Chapter 7: Multiculturalism and Education.- Chapter 8: ‘The only blonde in the playground’ – School choice and the multicultural imaginary.- Chaptert 9: A Multicultural Italy? The Educational Challenge Faced by Gypsies and Migrants.- Section3: Performing Multicultural Belongings.- Chapter 10: At Home/Out of Place: Young People’s Multicultural Belongings.- Chapter 11: “And Yet We Are Still Excluded”: Reclaiming Multicultural Queer Histories and Engaging with Contemporary Multicultural Queer Realities.- Chapter 12: Migrant Youth and Social Inclusion in Multicultural Australia: Exploring Cross-Cultural Networking.-Chapter 13: Looking beyond multicultural performance: multiculturalising as process of engagement and negotiation.

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