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Multiculturalism, Locality and Identity

Multiculturalism, Locality and Identity



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Multiculturalism,Multiculturalism,Locality andLocality andIdentityIdentity
Terence Turner. 1993.Terence Turner. 1993.
- Anthropology and- Anthropology and Multiculturalism Multiculturalism
Arjun Appadurai. 1996.Arjun Appadurai. 1996.
- Modernity at Large- Modernity at Large
What is MulticulturalismWhat is Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism is used “in connectionMulticulturalism is used “in connectionwith demands on behalf of black and otherwith demands on behalf of black and otherminority groups for separate and equalminority groups for separate and equalrepresentation in college curriculum…”representation in college curriculum…”(411) – especially in USA(411) – especially in USA
A “call for a critical retheorizing of theA “call for a critical retheorizing of therelation of culture and political societyrelation of culture and political societythat would accommodate, rather than ignorethat would accommodate, rather than ignoreor repress, the multiplicity of identitiesor repress, the multiplicity of identitiesand social groups…” (412)and social groups…” (412)
Multiculturalism…is primarily a movementMulticulturalism…is primarily a movementfor change.” (412)for change.” (412)
Culture, for multiculturalists, then,Culture, for multiculturalists, then,refers primarily to collective socialrefers primarily to collective socialidentities engaged in struggles for socialidentities engaged in struggles for socialeualit. For multiculturalism culture is
Nationalism and CultureNationalism and Culture
Multiculturalism contrasts withMulticulturalism contrasts with“monoculturalism,” which was the norm for“monoculturalism,” which was the norm forthe nation-state since the early 19ththe nation-state since the early 19thcentury. (France=French Culture)century. (France=French Culture)
The idea of the nation-state is that eachThe idea of the nation-state is that each“nation” (e.g. people, race, ethnicity)“nation” (e.g. people, race, ethnicity)should have its own sovereign state.should have its own sovereign state.
Policies encouraged unity of language,Policies encouraged unity of language,education, economy, and religion.education, economy, and religion.(compulsory education for all in the(compulsory education for all in thenational language).national language).
Nationalism leads to assimilation - theNationalism leads to assimilation - thedirected removal of cultural difference -directed removal of cultural difference -

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