How should different states reconcile ethnic, cultural and religious diversity to forge unity? In recent years, interculturalism has emerged as a possible alternative to prevailing approaches of multiculturalism. But how is interculturalism different from multiculturalism, and is one approach better than the other? This collection brings together leading proponents of intercultural and multicultural theory and practice from Europe and North America to address this question.
The Editors: Nasar Meer is Reader and Chancellor's Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. Ricard Zapata-Barrera is Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). Contributors include: Gerad Bouchard, Will Kymlicka,Tariq Modood, Bhikhu Parekh and Charles Taylor.
Foreword; 1. A Plural Century: Situating lnterculturalism and Multiculturalism; 2. Multiculturalism, lnterculturalism and Citizenship; 3. Theorising Intercultural Citizenship; 4. Quebec lnterculturalism and Canadian Multiculturalism; 5. lnterculturalism and Multiculturalism: Similarities and Differences; 6. The Case for lnterculturalism, Plural Identities and Cohesion; 7. Defending Diversity in an Era of Populism: Multiculturalism and lnterculturalism Compared; 8. Models of Diversity in the Americas: Avenues for Dialogue and Cross-Pollination; 9. Diversity, Duality and Time; 10. Towards an Intercultural Sense of Belonging Together: Reflections on the Theoretical and Political Level; 11. Multiculturalism, Interculturalisms and the Majority; Afterword: Multiculturalism and lnterculturalism - A Critical Dialogue; Index.