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By Derek Rubin, Jaap Verheul

ISBN-10: 9089641440

ISBN-13: 9789089641441

This groundbreaking quantity explores the multicultural debate that has advanced within the usa and Europe because the cataclysmic occasions of Sep 11. rather than suggesting closure through proposing a unified narrative approximately cultural variety, nationwide id, and social stratification, the essays during this well-balanced assortment current various views, every one highlighting the undiminished relevance of key matters corresponding to immigration, assimilation, and citizenship, whereas additionally pointing to unresolved conflicts over universalism, faith, and tolerance. most significantly, this quantity exhibits that the fight over multiculturalism isn't really restricted to the political area, but in addition has profound cultural implications. American Multiculturalism after Sep 11: Transatlantic views is a useful, thought-provoking addition to the controversy approximately multiculturalism as crucial to the learn of the U.S. in an international context.  

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By Derek Rubin, Jaap Verheul

ISBN-10: 9089641440

ISBN-13: 9789089641441

This groundbreaking quantity explores the multicultural debate that has advanced within the usa and Europe because the cataclysmic occasions of Sep 11. rather than suggesting closure through proposing a unified narrative approximately cultural variety, nationwide id, and social stratification, the essays during this well-balanced assortment current various views, every one highlighting the undiminished relevance of key matters corresponding to immigration, assimilation, and citizenship, whereas additionally pointing to unresolved conflicts over universalism, faith, and tolerance. most significantly, this quantity exhibits that the fight over multiculturalism isn't really restricted to the political area, but in addition has profound cultural implications. American Multiculturalism after Sep 11: Transatlantic views is a useful, thought-provoking addition to the controversy approximately multiculturalism as crucial to the learn of the U.S. in an international context.  

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My point is this: while the dynamic of globalization, which I have here represented by the immigration crisis, may have been exacerbated by September 11, it is by no means identical to it. The perception that Muslim fundamentalism and Western secularism are at odds – who would have thought? – also ignores what is to me a more basic question than whether the Prophet can come to table with George Washington. The question is whether fundamentalisms of any religious definition – Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Islamic – do or do not finally throttle avowedly secular democratic societies.

They allow students who are not willing, or allowed, to commit to the classical curriculum of the traditional baccalauréat, and who take an educational track that prepares them for a career, to continue into the university system. In theory, these differences ought to lend themselves to greater disadvantages for the children of immigrants in the United States. 15 At the lower end of the educational distribution, marked by those who leave school without a secondary-school credential, the disparities in both countries are broadly similar, even though the absolute percentages attaining a particular level of education are quite different.

In theory, these differences ought to lend themselves to greater disadvantages for the children of immigrants in the United States. 15 At the lower end of the educational distribution, marked by those who leave school without a secondary-school credential, the disparities in both countries are broadly similar, even though the absolute percentages attaining a particular level of education are quite different. 5 and 3 times more likely than their Anglo counterparts to leave without a high school diploma, and the ratio for the North Africans in relation to the native French.

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