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Title Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth : comparative perspectives on theory and practice / edited by Richard T. Ashcroft and Mark Bevir.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What is postwar multiculturalism in theory and practice? / Richard T. Ashcroft and Mark Bevir -- British multiculturalism after empire : immigration, nationality and citizenship / Richard T. Ashcroft and Mark Bevir -- Accentuating multicultural Britishness : an open or closed activity? / Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood -- Multiculturalism in a context of minority nationalism and indigenous rights : the Canadian case / Avigail Eisenberg -- Australia's "liberal nationalist" multiculturalism / Geoffrey Brahm Levey -- Multiculturalism, biculturalism and national identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand / Katherine Smits -- Multiculturalism in India : an exception? / Rochana Bajpai -- Secularism in India : a "Gandhian" approach / Farah Godrej -- Contesting multiculturalism : federalism and unitarism in late colonial Nigeria / Wale Adebanwi -- Arrested multiculturalisms : race, capitalism and state formation in Malaysia and Singapore / Daniel P.S. Goh -- The cunning of multiculturalism : a perspective from the Caribbean / Viranjini Munasinghe -- Comparative perspectives on the theory and practice of multiculturalism : lessons from the Commonwealth -- Richard T. Ashcroft and Mark Bevir.
Summary "Since World War II, multiculturalism has risen steadily to prominence, but in recent years this growing consensus has been fractured. Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth examines responses to cultural diversity across the postwar Commonwealth, situating modern multiculturalism in its national, international, and historical contexts. Bringing together practitioners from across the humanities and social sciences to explore the legal, political, and philosophical issues involved, these essays address common questions: What is postwar multiculturalism, and why did it come about? Covering a range of countries as diverse as India, Nigeria, Trinidad, Malaysia, and Singapore, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, this volume traces the historical roots of contemporary dilemmas back to the intertwined legacies of imperialism and liberalism. In so doing, it demonstrates that multiculturalism has implications that stretch far beyond its current formulations in public and academic discourse"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Multiculturalism -- Commonwealth countries -- 20th century.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Multiculturalism. (OCoLC)fst01028836
Commonwealth countries. (OCoLC)fst01240090
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ashcroft, Richard T., 1975- editor.
Bevir, Mark, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520299320 (DLC) 2018045364
ISBN 9780520971103 ()
9780520299320 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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