Debating Diversity: Analysing the Rhetoric of Tolerance

Debating Diversity: Analysing the Rhetoric of Tolerance

by Jan Blommaert, Jef Verschueren

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Overview

Immigration, racism and nationalism have become hotly debated issues in the Western world. This highly original and controversial work focuses on the language used by the vast majority who regard themselves as being open to a multi-cultural society.
Using Belgium as a case study and drawing parallels with the UK, US, Europe and the former Yugoslavia, the authors analyse this language and reveal a remarkable consistency between these liberal voices, such as in news-reporting, and the language used by radical racist and nationalist groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415191388
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.74(d)

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