Multicultural Nationalism: Civilizing Difference, Constituting Community (Law and Society)

Multicultural Nationalism: Civilizing Difference, Constituting Community (Law and Society)

By: Gerald Kernerman (author)Paperback

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Generations of intellectuals have debated Canada's nationalquestion. Rather than join the debate, MulticulturalNationalism challenges its logic. The national question isself-defeating: attempts to constitute a Canadian political communitygenerate polarizing and depoliticizing deliberations. Gerald Kernermanengages with leading political theorists and analyzes policy,constitutional, and media documents in order to examine proposals forminority rights, multicultural citizenship, asymmetrical federalism,multinationalism, and group-based representation. Even as othercountries consider pursuing similar paths, Kernerman cautions againstusing Canada as a model since these proposals are themselvesmanifestations of nationalist contestation.

About Author

Gerald Kernerman is assistant professor of politicalscience at York University and co-editor, with Philip Resnick, ofInsiders & Outsiders: Alan Cairns and the Reshaping of CanadianCitizenship.


1) Introduction: The Bind That Ties 2) Confounding Debates 3) Just Nationalism? Individual versus Collective Rights 4) Decoding Deep Diversity 5) Nationalism Disentangled: The New Treason of theIntellectuals 6) The Arithmetic of Canadian Citizenship 7) Misrepresenting the Canadian Conversation 8) Civil Eyes: Seeing "Difference Blind" 9) There's No Place Like Home Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774810012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780774810012
  • weight: 220
  • ISBN10: 0774810017

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