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Multiculturalism and Integration

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ISBN: 9781921862151 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459378 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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Multiculturalism has been the official policy of all Australian governments (Commonwealth and State) since the 1970s. It has recently been criticised, both in Australia and elsewhere. Integration has been suggested as a better term and policy. Critics suggest it is a reversion to assimilation. However integration has not been rigorously defined and may simply be another form of multiculturalism, which the authors believe to have been vital in sustaining social harmony.

Amériques transculturelles/ Transcultural Americas

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ISBN: 9782760326231 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Transculturalism is a new way of viewing culture that sees cultures not as separate islands, but as connected and interacting webs. The Americas in particular offer many examples of transcultural identities: Chicanos, Franco-Ontarians, Creoles, and second and third generation immigrants. Transcultural Americas explores these identities which create themselves in a space between sameness and difference.

Recognition and Global Politics

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ISBN: 9781526101037 9781526101037 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy
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"The notion of recognition, drawing on the philosophy of Hegel, has become increasingly central to international debates in recent years, yet there have been few attempts to critically examine new theoretical positions and empirical analyses of its possible meanings, limits and manifestations. Recognition and global politics examines the potential and limitations of the discourse of recognition as a strategy for reframing justice and injustice within contemporary world affairs. Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory as well as other areas including feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition. How have recognition-based claims been deployed in relation to international, transnational and global politics? The contributors speak to central issues in current debates about cosmopolitanism, genocide, human rights, global capitalism, multiculturalism, rebellion and the environment. This innovative volume will push the boundaries of the debate on recognition into new areas, opening up provocative lines of inquiry and critique."

Sociétés civiles d’Asie du Sud-Est continentale : Entre pilotage d’État et initiatives citoyennes

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ISBN: 9782847888096 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.6930 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Political Science
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Comment repenser le concept de société civile hors du prisme des valeurs libérales et séculières caractéristiques de l’Occident ? En conjuguant étroitement les savoirs et méthodes de l’anthropologie et de la science politique, le présent recueil traite de cette question centrale à l’étude de contextes nationaux sud-est asiatiques (Thaïlande, Birmanie, Cambodge, Malaisie, secondairement Singapour et Indonésie) dont les modes d’actions politiques restent profondément empreints de hiérarchie et d’idéologie religieuse. Les diverses formes de dirigisme étatique prenant appui sur ces cadres culturels hérités entrent aujourd’hui en confrontation directe avec des modèles d’action citoyenne importés d’Occident, dans le cadre de la mondialisation économique et informationnelle. En examinant, sur la base d’enquêtes de terrain et d’une abondante documentation, les modalités et les enjeux de cette confrontation suivant les pays et leur histoire, l’ouvrage offre une interprétation approfondie des événements qui font leur actualité tout en questionnant leur devenir. Il s’adresse tout autant aux chercheurs en sciences sociales qui s’intéressent à la nature des sociétés civiles non occidentales, qu’à un public plus large, soucieux de mieux comprendre l’Asie du Sud-Est, ses cultures et les défis sociopolitiques qu’elle doit relever.

Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture

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ISBN: 9781926836492 9781926836508 9781926836515 Year: Pages: 276 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Long a topic of intricate political and social debate, Canadian identity has come to be understood as fragmented, amorphous, and unstable, a multifaceted and contested space only tenuously linked to traditional concepts of the nation. As Canadians, we are endlessly defining ourselves, seeking to locate our sense of self in relation to some Other. By examining how writers and performers have conceptualized and negotiated issues of personal identity in their work, the essays collected in Selves and Subjectivities investigate emerging representations of self and other in contemporary Canadian arts and culture. Included are essays on iconic poet and musician Leonard Cohen, Governor General award

Creating Diversities

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789518580716 9789517466318 9789518580723 Year: Pages: 307 DOI: 10.21435/sff.14 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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"The effects of globalization and the momentous changes to the political map of Europe have led to a world in which multiculturalism and ethnic differences have become issues of increasing importance. In Nordic countries, relationships between new immigrants, local ethnic groups and majorities are created in ongoing and sometimes heated discussions. In transforming multicultural societies, folklore has taken on new manifestations and meanings. How can folklore studies illuminate the present cultural, political and historical changes? ""Creating Diversities. Folklore, Religion and the Politics of Heritage"", edited by Anna-Leena Siikala, Barbro Klein and Stein R. Mathisen, seeks answers to this question. It emphasizes two important factors in the cultural and political exchanges among historical minorities, recent immigrants, and the majority groups dictating the conditions of these exchanges. The first factor is religion, which is a powerful tool in the construction of ethnic selves and in the establishment of boundaries between groups. The second factor is the role of national and regional folklore archives and ethnographic and cultural historical museums which create ideas and images of minorities. These representations, created in different political climates, affect the general understanding of the people depicted. Fifteen well-known folklorists and ethnographers from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and the United States offer insights and background material on these problems. In addition to immigrants and ethnic minorities in the Nordic countries, especially the Sámi, examples are sought from among the Finno-Ugrian minorities in Russia and the Nordic population in North America. "

New Cosmopolitanisms, Race, and Ethnicity. Cultural Perspectives

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ISBN: 9783110626209 Year: Pages: 300,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110626209 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Sociology
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This anthology sheds new light on cosmopolitanism and culture in the contemporary world. Drawing on postcolonial, ethnic, and critical race studies as well as recent literary and critical theory, it demonstrates that new cosmopolitan thinking can embrace an awareness of ethnic and local differences. It disputes the utopianism of colorblind universalism and argues for the persistence of “race” and racialized thinking in lived experience. The essays collected in this volume valorize minoritarian perspectives and urge readers to rethink cosmopolitanism from the perspective of the underprivileged and marginalized and highlight the role of culture in mobilizing social empathy and solidarity with the world’s precariat. The contributors, who come from over a dozen different countries and from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds, constitute a vibrant cosmopolitan community in itself.

Locating Suburbia

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ISBN: 9781863654326 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.5130/978-1-86365-432-6 Language: English
Publisher: UTS ePRESS
Subject: Architecture --- Sports Science --- History
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The identity of suburbia, so far as it can be ascribed one, is shifting and insecure, a borderline and liminal space. Dominant stereotypes have listed it as ‘on the margins’ beyond edges of cultural sophistication and tradition’ and the areas that make up ‘sprawl’. But in the twenty-first century this static view has to be modified. As is evident from this collection, suburban dwellers themselves have redefined themselves. This collection explores the range and complexity of twenty-first century responses to city suburbs, predominantly in Sydney. It draws on a range of approaches – from history to creative non-fiction and multi-media.

Secularism or Democracy?

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789053569993 Year: Pages: 386 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569993 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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Established institutions and policies of dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states are increasingly under pressure. Practical politics and political theory is caught in a trap between a fully secularized state (strict separation of state and politics from completely privatized religions based on an idealized version of American denominationalism or French republicanism) and neo-corporatist or 'pillarized' regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religions. The book offers an original, comprehensive conceptual, theoretical and practical approach to problems of governance of religious diversity from a multi-disciplinary perspective combining moral and political philosophy, constitutional law, history, sociology and anthropology of religions and comparative institutionalism. Proposals of associative democracy - a moderately libertarian, flexible version of democratic institutional pluralism - are introduced and scrutinized whether they can serve as as plausible third way overcoming the inherent deficiencies of the predominant models in theory and practice.

Studiare in Italia. Intercultura e inclusione all'Università

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Book Series: La melagrana - Open Access ISBN: 9788891724526 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.3280/oa-107 Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Education
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This volume documents a pedagogical research, with an opening to social and geographical sciences, carried out in the University of L'Aquila. In addition, it frames the general scenarios related to the society, to the multicultural city and to the internationalization of the studies.

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