Ethnicities And Global Multiculture: Pants For An Octopus

Ethnicities And Global Multiculture Pants For An Octopus Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a

  • Title: Ethnicities And Global Multiculture: Pants For An Octopus
  • Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse
  • ISBN: 9780742540644
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited national context He shows that multiethnicity preceded the nation state by millennia but argues that states, feeling the threat to their national identities, seek tArguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited national context He shows that multiethnicity preceded the nation state by millennia but argues that states, feeling the threat to their national identities, seek to control or suppress it Contemporary multiculturalism, another attempt to regulate multiethnicity, is a work in progress in which dramas of global inequality are played out This groundbreaking book adopts a kaleidoscopic and comparative historical perspective that intertwines strands of social science and western and non western research as a strategy to overcome the disciplinary and regional fragmentation of most discussions Moving beyond worn notions of ethnicity and multiculturalism, Nederveen Pieterse proposes ethnicities and global multiculture as alternative, wide angle perspectives on cultural diversity Global multiculture, he convincingly demonstrates, offers a fresh account of layered cultural dynamics amid accelerated globalization.

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