Multiculturalism Rethought: Interpretations, Dilemmas and New Directions

Multiculturalism Rethought: Interpretations, Dilemmas and New Directions

By: Tariq Modood (editor), Varun Uberoi (editor)Paperback

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This is an exploration of contemporary multicultural dilemmas viewed through the lens of Bhikhu Parekh's political thought. Bhikhu Parekh's contribution to the political theory of multiculturalism is widely regarded as amongst the most original and significant. In this book, some of the leading theorists of multiculturalism revisit aspects of Parekh's work both to underline its continuing importance and the vitality of multiculturalist theory. While some contributors locate Parekh in the tradition of British pluralism or as inspired by Gandhi, others apply his theory to a range of controversial contemporary multicultural dilemmas and other theorists extend it in new directions. Multiculturalism Rethought is essential reading for students and scholars of multiculturalism as well as those who think that multiculturalism no longer has anything to offer.

About Author

Varun Uberoi is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Public Policy at Brunel University. 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.


Introduction, Varun Uberoi; 1. Traditions of Pluralist Thought; 1: Situating Parekh's Multiculturalism: Bhikhu Parekh and Twentieth Century British Political Theory, Paul Kelly; 2: Gandhi, Intercultural Dialogue and Global Ethics: An Interpretive Commentary on Bhikhu Parekh's Work, Thomas Pantham; 3: A New Approach to National Identities Beyond Conservative and Liberal Nationalism, Varun Uberoi; 2. Elucidating and Addressing Multicultural Dilemmas; 4: At the Borders of Otherness: Tracing Feminism through Bhikhu Parekh's Multiculturalism, Monica Mookherjee,; 5: Liberty, Equality and Accommodation, Peter Jones; 6: Parekh's Multiculturalism and Secularism: Religions in Political life, Rajeev Bhargava; Chapter 7: Identity, Values and the Law, Raymond Plant; 3. New Directions; 8: The Essentialist Critique of Multiculturalism: Theories, Policies, Ethos, Will Kymlicka; 9: Beyond Rules and Rights: Multiculturalism and the Inclusion of Immigrants, Joseph H Carens; 10: Multiculturalism and the Public Sphere, Andrew Gamble; 11: Can Democracy be Multicultural? Can Multiculturalism Be Democratic?, Benjamin Barber; 12: Interculturalism, Multiculturalism, Charles Taylor; 13: Rethinking Multiculturalism, Interculturalisms and the Majority, Tariq Modood.

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  • ISBN13: 9781474401906
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781474401906
  • weight: 602
  • ISBN10: 1474401902

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