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    Multiculturalism and Its Discontents: Rethinking Diversity After 9/11 (Manifestos for the 21st Century (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Kenan Malik

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    DescriptionOur contemporary celebration of difference, respect for pluralism, and avowal of identity politics have come to be regarded as the hallmarks of a progressive, modern democracy. Yet despite embracing many of its values, we have at the same time become wary of multiculturalism in recent years. In the wake of September 11 and the many terrorist attacks that have occurred since then, there has been much debate about the degree of diversity that Western nations can tolerate. In "Multiculturalism and Its Discontents", Kenan Malik looks closely at the role of multiculturalism within terrorism and societal discontent. He examines whether it is possible - or desirable - to try to build a cohesive society bound by common values, and he delves into the increasing anxiety about the presence of the "other" within our borders. "Multiculturalism and Its Discontents" not only explores the relationship between multiculturalism and terrorism, but it analyzes the history of the idea of multiculturalism alongside its political roots and social consequences.

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    Multiculturalism and Its Discontents
    Rethinking Diversity After 9/11
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenan Malik
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 106 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857421142
    ISBN 10: 085742114X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL1
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    DC23: 305.8
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Publication date
    21 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer, and broadcaster. He is the author, most recently, of From Fatwa to Jihad. A presenter on BBC Radio 4's Analysis, he is also the director of Index on Censorship.
    Review quote
    "Few targets escape Kenan Malik's forensic intelligence." (Observer)"