Ethnicities and Global Multiculture: Pants for an Octopus

Ethnicities and Global Multiculture: Pants for an Octopus

By: Jan Nederveen Pieterse (author)Paperback

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Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited national context. His groundbreaking book adopts a kaleidoscopic and comparative-historical perspective that intertwines strands of social science and western and non-western research as a strategy to overcome the disciplinary and regional fragmentation of most discussions. Moving beyond worn notions of ethnicity and multiculturalism, Nederveen Pieterse proposes ethnicities and global multiculture as alternative, wide-angle perspectives on cultural diversity. Global multiculture, he convincingly demonstrates, offers a fresh account of cultural dynamics amid accelerated globalization.

About Author

Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Ethos and Ethnos Chapter 2: Deconstructing/Reconstructing Ethnicity Chapter 3: Social Capital and Migration: Beyond Ethnic Economies Chapter 4: Many Doors to Multiculturalism Chapter 5: Politics of Boundaries: Ethnicities, Multiculturalisms Chapter 6: Multiculturalism and Museums: Representing Others in the Age of Globalization Chapter 7: Islam and Cosmopolitanism Chapter 8: Global Multiculture, Flexible Acculturation Conclusion: Global Multiculture

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742540644
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780742540644
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 0742540642

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