Beyond Multiculturalism: Views from Anthropology, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Beyond Multiculturalism

Views from Anthropology, 1st Edition

Edited by Giuliana B. Prato


236 pages

Look Inside
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138262379
pub: 2016-11-15
SAVE ~$11.99
Hardback: 9780754671732
pub: 2009-07-28
SAVE ~$33.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315569222
pub: 2016-04-15
from $29.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


While the anthropological field initially shied away from the debate on multiculturalism, it has been widely discussed within the fields of political theory, social policy, cultural studies and law. Beyond Multiculturalism is the first volume of its kind to offer a comparative, worldwide view of multiculturalism, considering both traditional multicultural/multiethnic societies and those where cultural pluralism is relatively new. Its varied case studies focus on the intersections and relationships between cultural groups in everyday life using employment, identity, consumption, language, legislation and policy making to show the unique contribution anthropologists can bring to multiculturalism studies. Their work will be of great interest to scholars of race, ethnicity, migration, urban studies and social and cultural geography.


’There are many ways of considering what it might mean to think beyond� multiculturalism, and the value of this volume is that it offers a diverse range of perspectives from within anthropology, sociology and other disciplines that take this challenge seriously. The focus on really existing� multiculturalism, not only in North America and Europe but also in South America and Asia, is particularly welcome’ Duncan Ivison, University of Sydney, Australia 'The edited volume on multiculturalism substantially contributes to recent debates in social sciences and tries to make a step further. Importantly, this book stands a great chance of reaching people in other academic fields as well as to the wider public.' Anthropological Notebooks '…a valid contribution to our understanding of culture and diversity in an age of globalisation…the discussions of puri-culturalism and tolerance vs. toleration focus on neglected aspects of cultural diversity and therefore provide a helpful contribution to current scholarly discussion of multiculturalism.' Journal of Intercultural Studies

About the Editor

Giuliana Prato is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent, UK. She has taught at the Universities of Naples, Florence and London and is she is Chair of the Commisison on Urban Anthropology (IUAES). She has published widely in English and Italian.

About the Series

Urban Anthropology

Urban Anthropology
The first series of its kind to be established by a major academic press, Urban Anthropology publishes ethnographically global, original, empirically-based works of high analytical and theoretical calibre, all of which are peer reviewed. The series publishes sole-authored and edited manuscripts that address key issues that have comparative value in the current international academic and political debates. These issues include, but are by no means limited to: the methodological challenges posed by urban field research; the role of kinship, family and social relations; the gap between citizenship and governance; the legitimacy of policy and the law; the relationships between the legal, the semi-legal and the illegal in the economic and political fields; the role of conflicting moralities across the social, cultural and political spectra; the problems raised by internal and international migration; the informal sector of the economy and its complex relationships with the formal sector and the law; the impact of the process of globalization on the local level and the significance of local dynamics in the global context; urban development, sustainability and global restructuring; conflict and competition within and between cities.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General