What Was Multiculturalism?

A Critical Retrospect

Vijay Mishra
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Subjects

Sociology

Published

2 January 2012

ISBN

9780522861273

Pages

252

Weight

320g

Size

211mm x 141mm

Subjects

Sociology

Imprint

MUP Academic

What Was Multiculturalism?

A Critical Retrospect

Vijay Mishra
What Was Multiculturalism? is a timely account of a socio-political theory that has featured in public debate in the West for the past forty years. The book is both a compendium as well as a critique of multicultural theory in its diverse forms—from the politics of recognition, consensus, tolerance and the need for an inclusive community, to questions about the moral order, the invasive force of religious absolutism and the spectres of racism, injustice and scapegoating.
Through a series of critical reflections, Mishra offers a detached, honest, bold and uncompromised reading of some of the most influential texts on multiculturalism, with a view to establishing the historical moments in the field.
What Was Multiculturalism? is a timely account of a socio-political theory that has featured in public debate in the West for the past forty years. The book is both a compendium as well as a critique of multicultural theory in its diverse forms—from the politics of recognition, consensus, tolerance and the need for an inclusive community, to questions about the moral order, the invasive force of religious absolutism and the spectres of racism, injustice and scapegoating.
Through a series of critical reflections, Mishra offers a detached, honest, bold and uncompromised reading of some of the most influential texts on multiculturalism, with a view to establishing the historical moments in the field.

Vijay Mishra

Vijay Mishra is a professor of English Literature and an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at Murdoch University. He has published major bookson Gothic, Australian, postcolonial and diaspora literatures, devotional poetics and Indian cinema.

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