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Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth : Comparative Perspectives on Theory and Practice / Mark Bevir, Richard T. Ashcroft.

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Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2019]
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Book
1 online resource (xi, 299 pages) : illustrations; PDF, digital file(s).
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Subjects:
Multiculturalism -- Commonwealth countries -- 20th century.
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Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Multiculturalism as a distinct form of liberal-democratic governance gained widespread acceptance after World War II, but in recent years this consensus has been fractured. Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth examines 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? Why did it come about? How have social actors responded to it? In addition to chapters on Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand, this volume also covers India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, and Trinidad, tracing 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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. What is Postwar Multiculturalism in Theory and Practice?
2. British Multiculturalism after Empire: Immigration, Nationality, and Citizenship
3. Accentuating Multicultural Britishness: An Open or Closed Activity?
4. Multiculturalism in a Context of Minority Nationalism and Indigenous Rights: The Canadian Case
5. Australia's "Liberal Nationalist" Multiculturalism
6. Multiculturalism, Biculturalism, and National Identity in Aotearoa / New Zealand
7. Multiculturalism in India: An Exception?
8. Secularism in India: A "Gandhian" Approach
9. Contesting Multiculturalism: Federalism and Unitarism in Late Colonial Nigeria
10. Arrested Multiculturalisms: Race, Capitalism, and State Formation in Malaysia and Singapore
11. The Cunning of Multiculturalism: A Perspective from the Caribbean
12. Comparative Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Multiculturalism: Lessons from the Commonwealth
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Ashcroft, Richard T., editor., Editor,
Bevir, Mark, editor., Editor,
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Print version:
ISBN:
9780520971103
0520971108
9780520299320
0520299329
OCLC:
1129149544
Publisher Number:
10.1525/luminos.73 doi
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star