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The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe

Racism, Identity and Community

Tariq Modood and Pnina Werbner

The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe

Tariq Modood and Pnina Werbner

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288 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 1997  
Paper $59.95 ISBN: 9781856494229 Published August 1997 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781856494212 Published August 1997 For sale in North and South America only
Europe has become a novel experiment in multiple, tiered and mediated multiculturalisms. It is now a supranational community of cultures, sub-cultures and trans-cultures inserted differentially into radically different political cultural traditions. The consequences of this re-imagining and re-making of a new Europe are variously seen to be threatening or utopian. In a post-Communist, post-national era, multiculturalism has been theorized as a paternalistic, top-down solution to the ‘problem’ of minorities, a dangerous reification of ‘culture’, or a new way forward to a politics of ‘recognition’ and ‘authenticity’. 

But is multiculturalism simply a novel project of social engineering, devised for the twenty-first century by well-meaning liberals or communitarians? The authors of this book reject this view by demonstrating that multiculturalism is the political outcome of ongoing power struggles and collective negotiations of cultural, ethnic and racial differences.
Contents
Preface
Contributors
1. Introduction: The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe
Tariq Modood
Part One: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Making of the New Europe
2. Globalisation and the Discourse of Otherness in the ‘New’ Eastern and Central Europe
Laszlo Kurti
3. ‘The Invaders’, ‘the Traitors,’ and ‘the Resistance movement’: The Extreme Right’s Conceptualisation of Opponents and Self in Scandinavia
Tore Bjorgo
4. International Migration in Europe: Social Projects and Political Cultures
Umberto Melotti
Part Two: From Immigrants to Citizens: The Politics of Inclusion
5. The Perils of Ethnic Associational Life in Europe: Turkish Migrants in Germany and France
Lale Yakin-Heckemann
6. Negotiating Religious Difference: The opinions and Attitudes of Islamic Associations in France
A. Moustapha Diop
7. Arenas of Ethnic Negotiation: Cooperation and Conflict in Bradford
Philip Lewis
8. Islam as a Civil Religion: Political Culture and the Organisation of Diversity in Germany
Werner Schiffauer
Part Three: Situating Plural Identities
9. Hyphenated Identities and the Limits of ‘Culture’
Ayse S. Caglar
10. Defining Ethnicity: Another Way of Being British
Wenonah Lyon
Part Four: Plural Polities: Instituting Multiculturalism
11. Why ‘Positive Action’ is ‘Politically Correct’
Gideon Ben-Tovim
12. Society as a Kind of Community: Communitarian Voting with Equal Rights for Individuals in the European Union
Christopher Brewin
13. The Plural Guises of Multiculturalism: Conceptualising a Fragmented Paradigm
Yunas Samad
14. Afterword: Writing Multiculturalism and Politics in the New Europe
Pnina Werbner
Index
 
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