Tags: identity


Michelle Williams (ed.), 2012,
London, United Kingdom
- book

The Multicultural Dilemma

In this book, the authors explore the challenges of governing multicultural societies and how ethnic difference could be better understood and mediated by modern nation states. They also examine changing patterns of migration and what obstacles they bring to integration or assimilation.

Dorte Skot-Hansen, 2002,
London, United Kingdom
- article

Danish Cultural Policy

in International Journal of Cultural Policy, Volume 8 Issue 2, pp. 197-2010, DOI: 10.1080/1028663022000009560

In this article, the author explores how debates about the multicultural society in Denmark have moved from the social and educational policy towards the national cultural policy.

Nassar Meer and Tariq Modood, 2012 - article

How Does Interculturalism Contrast with Multiculturalism?

in Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 175-196, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2011.618266

This paper examines the positive contrasting of interculturalism and multiculturalism. The authors argue that encouraging communication, recognising dynamic identities and promoting unity and critiquing illiberal cultural practices are main features of both political interculturalism and multiculturalism.

Ksenija Vidmar-Horwat, August 2011 - article

The Predicament of Intercultural Dialogue

in Cultural Sociology, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 27-44

This article examines the flexibility of the concept of intercultural dialogue with regard to the challenges posed by an increasing multicultural European Union. A European culture has been born out of the 1989 collapse of the Cold war and globalisation which has made the EU vulnerable. The author argues that the concepts of culture, identity and difference are essential in framing intercultural dialogue in the post Cold war globalised context.

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Ineke van Hamersveld and Arthur Sonnen (eds), 2009,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Identifying with Europe: Reflections on a Historical and Cultural Canon for Europe

This book gathers authors from all over Europe to reflect on European identity and European cultural heritage. They examine the European cultural commonality from World War II onwards, especially on the time period after 1992. This period of time marked a shift in perception on Europe which was seen as a cultural commonality and words like cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue appeared. The authors argue that artistic and cultural cooperation should be strenghtened and they explore what holds Europe together in a cultural sense.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2005,
New York, USA
- report

Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World

Accommodating people’s growing demands for their inclusion in society, for respect of their ethnicity, religion, and language, takes more than democracy and equitable growth. Also needed are multicultural policies that recognize differences, champion diversity and promote cultural freedoms, so that all people can choose to speak their language, practice their religion, and participate in shaping their culture?so that all people can choose to be who they are. In recent years the United Nations Human Development Report has argued that this is as much a question of politics as economic.

Seelye, Ned H. and Howell Wasilewski, Jacqueline, 1996,
New York, USA
- book

Between cultures: developing self-identity in a world of diversity

This book examines what the authors call the “deficient” ordinary labels that are attached to multicultural individuals. It is a guide to understand the dynamics of people that are living on cultural borderlands. This book exposes real-life examples of people that are regularly crossing cultural borders and tries to tackle controversial issues that are attached to the feeling of not belonging in any preconceived category.

Sen, Amartya, 2007,
London, United Kingdom
- book

Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny

In this book, Nobel prize winning economist Sen rejects the assumption that our identity is fixed and to be realised and acknowledged as a pre-existing and unchanging entity, and by extension, that culture and civilisations have singular and static identities. Such a narrow view, Sen argues, overlooks the need for reason and choice in deciding on bonds of class, gender, profession, scientific interests, moral beliefs, and even our shared identity as human beings.

Parekh, Bhikhu, 2000,
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- book

Rethinking Multiculturalism

In this book, the author argues that Western philosophical thought from Plato onwards has very limited theoretical resources to cope with cultural diversity. He offers to revise it by supplying it with new conceptual tools. At its core, this book debates the issues raised by contemporary multicultural society, especially the nature and limits of intercultural equality and fairness, national identity, citizenship, and cross-cultural political discourse.



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