Global Multiculturalism: Comparative Perspectives on Ethnicity, Race, and Nation

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Grant Hermans Cornwell, Eve Walsh Stoddard
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2001 - Social Science - 354 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

National BoundariesTransnational Identities
1
Multiculturalism and Ethnicity Contested Ownership of National Culture
27
Miscegenation as a Metaphor for NationBuilding The Douglarization Controversy in Trinidad and Tobago
29
The Chinese in Thailand Ethnicity Power and Cultural Opportunity Structures
51
To Be French FrancoMaghrebians and the Commission de la Nationalité
73
Spectacular Imaginings Performing Community in Guatemala
93
Multiculturalism and Race Alternative Constructions of Black and White
121
Brazil Interactions and Conflicts in a Multicultural Society
123
Race and the Formation of Cuban National and Cultural Identity
193
Multiculturalism and Politics Constitutional Approaches to Inequality
213
The Zimbabwe Constitution Race Land Reform and Social Justice
215
Bosnia Two Days in November
239
The Crisis of the Mexican State and the Nation Chiapas as Metaphor
263
Chinas Ethnicities State Ideology and Policy in Historical Perspective
287
Official Multiculturalism in Canada Between Virtue and Politics
309
Index
337

Songs in a Strange Land Dual Consciousness and the Narrative of African American Identity
143
Letting the Side Down Personal Reflections on Colonial and Independent Kenya
169
About the Contributors
351
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\Grant H. Cornwell is professor and chair of philosophy at St. Lawrence University. Eve Walsh Stoddard is professor of English and chair of global studies at St. Lawrence.

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