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.
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.
Chapter 1 Introduction: National Boundaries/Transnational Identities Part 2 Part I: Multi Culturalism and Ethnicity: Contested Ownership of National Culture Chapter 3 Miscegenation as a Metaphor for Nation Building: The `Douglarisation` Controversy in Trinidad and Tobago Chapter 4 The Chinese in Thailand: Ethnicity and Power Chapter 5 "To Be French:" Franco-Maghrebians and the Commission de la Nationalite Chapter 6 Spectacular Imaginings: Performing Community in Guatemala Part 7 Part II: Multiculturalism and Race: Alternative Constructions of Black and White Chapter 8 Brazil: Interactions and Conflicts in a Multicultural Society Chapter 9 Songs in a Strange Land: Race, Dual Consciousness, and the Narrative of African-American Identity in the United States Chapter 10 Letting the Side Down: Personal Reflections on Colonial and Independent Kenya Chapter 11 Race in the Formation of Cuban National and Cultural Identity Part 12 Part III: Multiculturalism and Politics: Constitutional Approaches to Inequality Chapter 13 The Zimbabwe Constitution: Race, Land Reform and Social Justice Chapter 14 Bosnia: Two Days in November Chapter 15 The Crisis of the Mexican State and the Nation: Chiapas as Metaphor Chapter 16 China's Ethnicities: State Ideology and Policy in Historical Perspective Chapter 17 Official Multiculturalism in Canada: Between Virtue and Politics