Global Multiculturalism offers a rich collection of case studies on ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity drawn from thirteen countries_each unique in the way it understands, negotiates, and represents its diversity. A multi-disciplinary group of authors shows how, in different nations, identity groups are included, or made invisible by forced assimilation, or reviled even to the point of genocide. Framed within a theoretical discussion of national identity, transnationalism, hybridity, and diaspora, each chapter surveys the demographics and history of its country and then analyzes the dynamics of diversity. With cases ranging from Bosnia to Chiapas, Cuba to China, and Zimbabwe to France, this volume offers a truly global perspective and scope. Its genuinely comparative methodology and range of disciplinary perspectives make it a unique resource for all those seeking to understand ethnic conflict and diversity.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 233 x 163 x 27 mm
This volume is a welcome antidote to the many books that confine themselves to an examination of multiculturalism in a single context. It should be read by anyone trying to understand the complex realities of globalization and multiculturalism in the twenty-first century. * Ethnic and Racial Studies *
This is a thoughtful collection of essays which examine a number of important themes in a coherent manner. It is highly recommended for courses concerned with multiculturalism, comparative racial and ethnic relations, identity politics, and cultural studies. * Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies *
A book that is undeniably of great interest. * Bulletin Quotidien Europe *