1st Edition

Multicultural States Rethinking Difference and Identity

Edited By David Bennett Copyright 1999
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    The idea of the nation is globally in crisis, but multiculturalism has often seemed to name a specifically national debate. Multicultural States challenges the national focus of these debates by investigating theories, policies and practices of cultural pluralism across eight countries with historical links in British colonialism: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Ireland and Britain.
    This important book combines discussions of the principles of multiculturalism with studies of specific local histories and political conflicts. The contributors discuss:
    * communalism and colonialism in India
    * Irish sectarianism and postmodern identity politics
    * ethnic nationalism in post-apartheid South Africa
    * British multiculturalism as part of the heritage industry
    * feminism and Australian republicanism.
    Contributors: Ien Ang, David Attwell, Homi K. Bhabha, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Abena P. A. Busia, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Terry Eagleton, John Frow, Henry A. Giroux, Ihab Hassan, Smaro Kamboureli, Maria Koundoura, Beryl Langer, Anne Maxwell, Meaghan Morris, Susan Mathieson and Jon Stratton

    Chapter 1 Introduction, David Bennett; Part 1 The Limits of Pluralism; Chapter 2 Culture’s in Between, Homi K. Bhabha; Chapter 3 Liberalism and Minority Culture, David Bennett, Homi K. Bhabha; Chapter 4 Five Types of Identity and Difference, Terry Eagleton; Chapter 5 Economies of Value, John Frow; Chapter 6 Multiculturalism or Multinationalism?, Maria Koundoura; Part 2 Multiculturalism and the Nation; Chapter 7 Modernity and Ethnicity in India, Dipesh Chakrabarty; Chapter 8 Between Ethnicity and Nationhood, Susan Mathieson, David Attwell; Chapter 9 Postcolonialism, Terry Eagleton; Chapter 10 Multicultural Imagined Communities, Jon Stratton, Ien Ang; Chapter 11 Globalisation and The Myth Of Ethnic Community, Beryl Langer; Chapter 12 The Politics of National Identity and the Pedagogy of Multiculturalism in the USA, Henry A. Giroux; Chapter 13 Ethnicity and Education, Anne Maxwell; Chapter 14 The Technology of Ethnicity, Smaro Kamboureli; Part 3 Positionings; Chapter 15 Lunching for the Republic, Meaghan Morris; Chapter 16 Riding Multiculturalism, Gargi Bhattacharyya; Chapter 17 Re, Abena P. A. Busia; Chapter 18 Counter Points, Ihab Hassan;


    David Bennett teaches English and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne.