Multiculturalism in the Age of the Mosaic

Multiculturalism in the Age of the Mosaic

It is as practical as it is theoretical. This is one book that will pass the test of time and broaden the horizon of scholarship in libraries as well as in classrooms, research desks, and in international policy making activities.

Author: Michael Oládèjo Afoláyan

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 160876995X

Category: Education and state

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'Multiculturalism in the Age of the Mosaic: Essays in Honor of Rudolph G Wilson' is a festschrift that takes scholarship in multiculturalism one step beyond stereotypical discourses and procedural dimensions. With a conglomerate of scholars from fields of education, anthropology, linguistics, and allied professions around the world providing critical perspectives from their expertise, what we see here is a rare scholarship that accentuates humanities at its best. A meta-textual document, this work provides the definition of "multiculturalism" in its contents as well as in its contexts. It is as practical as it is theoretical. This is one book that will pass the test of time and broaden the horizon of scholarship in libraries as well as in classrooms, research desks, and in international policy making activities.
Categories: Education and state

Global Multiculturalism

Global Multiculturalism

In taking the category " single ori- gin , " we get the following mosaic : French ( 22.8 percent ) ... First there were the multi- cultural Native societies ; then , in the colonial period , a multicultural Canada composed of French ...

Author: Grant Hermans Cornwell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742508838

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

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Global Multiculturalism offers a rich collection of case studies on ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity drawn from thirteen countries_each unique in the way it understands, negotiates, and represents its diversity. A multi-disciplinary group of authors shows how, in different nations, identity groups are included, or made invisible by forced assimilation, or reviled even to the point of genocide. Framed within a theoretical discussion of national identity, transnationalism, hybridity, and diaspora, each chapter surveys the demographics and history of its country and then analyzes the dynamics of diversity. With cases ranging from Bosnia to Chiapas, Cuba to China, and Zimbabwe to France, this volume offers a truly global perspective and scope. Its genuinely comparative methodology and range of disciplinary perspectives make it a unique resource for all those seeking to understand ethnic conflict and diversity.
Categories: Political Science

Multiculturalism and Diversity

Multiculturalism and Diversity

Mosaic. The self [may be] ... conceptualized as a multidimensional structure that mirrors the multiple positions of one's unique interaction network (Piliavin, Grube, & Callero, 2002, p. 472). Every person is a member of multiple social ...

Author: Bernice Lott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119226581

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Multiculturalism and Diversity focuses on the ways in which history and identity inform each other, and examines the politics of culture as well as the politics of cultural identities within the U.S. Illustrates the basic proposition that each of us is a unique multicultural human being and that culture affects individual self-definition, experience, behavior, and social interaction Moves from early simple definitions of multiculturalism to more complex understandings focused on culture as learned, teachable (shared), and fluid Uses a critical approach to the study of culture and personal identity that is informed by historical and social factors and an appreciation of their interaction Examines the various cultural threads within the mosaic of a person’s multicultural self such as sexual identity, gender, social class, and ethnicity
Categories: Psychology

The Politics of Multiculturalism

The Politics of Multiculturalism

Multicultural Governance in Comparative Perspective A. Fleras ... Minority realities no longer revolve around the modernist notion of a mosaic (fixed, foundational, or deterministic), but about the postmodernist metaphor of a ...

Author: A. Fleras

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230100121

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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This book develops an account of 'inclusive multicultural governance' which is contrasted with assimilationist and separatist/differentialist approaches to the political management of and accommodation of multicultural diversity in liberal democracies.
Categories: Political Science

Multiculturalism and Immigration in Canada

Multiculturalism and Immigration in Canada

Ethnic particularism, in turn, perpetuates the vertical (ethnic) mosaic by creating barriers to upward mobility in ... and indigenes) for political purposes — endorsed and reinforced by the multicultural policy — represents the age—old ...

Author: Elspeth Cameron

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551302492

Category: Canada

Page: 454

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Multiculturalism in Canada offers a solid introduction to the history and development of the ideology of multiculturalism in Canada. This ideology, which has become the primary designator of Canadian society, began in the early 1970s when vocal elements in the population who were neither English nor French strongly responded to the investigations of the Committee on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. Given Canada's early racist tendencies, the establishment of multiculturalism was a remarkable shift in public thinking. Many issues associated with immigration have arisen in the public debates around multiculturalism. Some people are convinced that it is a pernicious ideology that enforces the ghettoisation of those different from the mainstream. Others see dangers in the way some aspects of multiculturalism are merely tokens of an all-inclusive society. Still others contend that the voices of ethnicities aside from those of the two charter groups -- English and French -- are scarcely heard and, that worse, those marginalised voices are appropriated by mainstream writers. On the whole, however, Canadians -- especially younger Canadians -- welcome a liberal outlook that is inclusive of a wide variety of ethnicities. For them, and for many immigrants, Canada is a society that is multiple and layered, one rich in meaning. They tend to see Canada as a microcosm of the larger world, one that presents a useful model of tolerance for the world at large. Increasingly, marginalised new Canadians are excelling in the arts communities, telling all Canadians what various aspects of the culture shock of transplantation feels like. This book includes a representative sample of their works.
Categories: Canada

Canadian Multiculturalism

Canadian Multiculturalism

Dreams, Realities, Expectations Mathew Zachariah, Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation ... Endorsement of Mosaic by Age & Education In short , explicit support for the idea that Canada should be a cultural mosaic has made limited ...

Author: Mathew Zachariah


ISBN: STANFORD:36105122270304

Category: Multiculturalism

Page: 518

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Categories: Multiculturalism

Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility

Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility

When the mosaic not the melting pot became the slogan it was the 1980s and multiculturalism was the intellectual, sociological and socialengineering fashion . . . Then I declined the advice: 'Write about your family, go find your roots, ...

Author: Arianna Dagnino

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612493763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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In Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility, Arianna Dagnino analyzes a new type of literature emerging from artists increased movement and cultural flows spawned by globalization. This "transcultural" literature is produced by authors who write across cultural and national boundaries and who transcend in their lives and creative production the borders of a single culture. Dagninos book contains a creative rendition of interviews conducted with five internationally renowned writersInez Baranay, Brian Castro, Alberto Manguel, Tim Parks, and Ilija Trojanowand a critical exegesis reflecting on thematical, critical, and stylistical aspects. By studying the selected authors corpus of work, life experiences, and cultural orientations, Dagnino explores the implicit, often subconscious, process of cultural and imaginative metamorphosis that leads transcultural writers and their fictionalized characters beyond ethnic, national, racial, or religious loci of identity and identity formation. Drawing on the theoretical framework of comparative cultural studies, she offers insight into transcultural writing related to belonging, hybridity, cultural errancy, the "Other," worldviews, translingualism, deterritorialization, neonomadism, as well as genre, thematic patterns, and narrative techniques. Dagnino also outlines the implications of transcultural writing within the wider context of world literature (s) and identifies some of the main traits that characterize transcultural novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Library

Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Library

... 62-63,64g Black Caucus of American Library Association, 135-136 Blacks in the Information Age, 84 Bloom, ... 54 Canada, view of diversity in, 176-180, 177t “Canadian Mosaic,” defined, 178 Canadian Mosaic: The Making of a Northern ...

Author: Mark Winston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317948339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Discover ways to raise staff awareness regarding diversity! Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library: Principals and Issues for Administrators is an academic guide to diversity issues such as affirmative action, career development of minorities in the library science profession, racism, and scholarship solutions to increase the diversity of people in the library and information science profession. From this manual, you will gain a deeper understanding of diversity and its implementation in your library. Scholarly and poignant, this book is recommended to academics, administrators, library professionals, and students who want to improve the diversity of libraries and the profession of library information science. In Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library, you will explore the continued need to keep diversity growing in our libraries as a learning tool to boost the creativity and broaden the knowledge base of libraries as a whole. This informative guide provides you with studies on the diversification efforts of Australia, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom, showing you how each nation differently defines diversity, yet values diversity with an agenda that accepts and encourages cultural differences. You will find suggestions on how to bring in the talents of traditionally excluded groups into your library and examine affirmative action and its dismantling from different angles. Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library illustrates the importance of cultural diversity in contrast to a melting pot that does not allow for distinct flavors. Some pertinent areas of diversity that you will read about are: raising staff awareness of diversity through training seminars a diversity program focused closely on your library’s missions and strategic plans integrating diversity into every aspect of the library activities looking to colleges and universities as the leaders of cross-cultural understanding American Library Association and the diversity agenda Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library is an enlightening and helpful resource to foster multicultural understanding and to plan a diversity agenda that is right for your library organization. From this book, you will find many interesting and informative methods on creating a culturally pluralistic library.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Multiculturalism

Rethinking Multiculturalism

For Augustine the Mosaic Law and all of Jewish history were significant only as a prelude to Christianity. ... Augustine spent much of his active life fighting what he took to be the four great heresies of his age, namely Manicheism, ...

Author: Bhikhu Parekh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230204256

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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This important and much acclaimed book rapidly became a classic on first publication. In it, Bhikhu Parekh shows that the Western tradition of political philosophy has very limited theoretical resources to cope with cultural diversity. He then discusses how it can be revised and what new conceptual tools are needed. The core of the book addresses the important theoretical questions raised by contemporary multicultural society, especially the nature and limits of intercultural equality and fairness, national identity, citizenship, and cross-cultural political discourse. The new second edition includes a substantial additional chapter addressing key issues.
Categories: Political Science