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    DescriptionThis remarkable study develops a theoretical critique of contemporary discourses on secularism and assimilation, arguing that the perspective of assimilating distinct religious minorities by incorporating them into a secular and supposedly neutral public sphere may be self-subverting. To flesh out this insight, Jansen draws on the paradoxes of assimilation as experienced by the French Jews in the late 19th century through a contextualised reading of Proust's In Search of Lost Time. She proposes a dynamic, critical multiculturalism as an alternative to discourses focusing on secularism, assimilation and integration.


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    Title
    Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism
    Subtitle
    French Modernist Legacies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yolande Jansen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789089645968
    ISBN 10: 9089645969
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL1
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    LC classification: D, HM
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC23: 305.8
    Publisher
    Amsterdam University Press
    Imprint name
    Amsterdam University Press
    Publication date
    15 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Amsterdam
    Author Information
    Yolande Jansen is Socrates professor of humanism in relation to religion and secularity at the VU University Amsterdam and a senior researcher at the Amsterdam Center for Globalisation Studies, University of Amsterdam.
    Review quote
    Jansen's book shows how even the most sophisticated academic views defending secularism and assimilation remain rooted in unexamined 'modernist dichotomies' inherited from French (and to some extent, European) modernism.[-][-]-Rainer Bauboeck, European University Institute [-]"For anyone who seeks to understand the roots of the "deepening crisis of multiculturalism" in Europe, Yolande Jansen's book is required reading. Jansen's brilliant and insightful analysis draws on a variety of fields and lucidly shows how the crisis is a crisis in modernity. Subtly weaving Proust into the argument, she brings a dry subject to life." -- Brian Klug, University of Oxford
    Table of contents
    1 The crisis of multiculturalism, new assimilationism and secularism[-]2 Assimilation in the French sociology of incorporation from a multicultural perspective [-]3 The new liberal sociology of assimilation and its transnationalist alternatives[-]4 Alfred Bloch's personal integration test at the threshold of the protagonist's family's home[-]5 Stuck in a revolving door. Cultural memory, assimilation and secularization[-]6 Elements for a critique of the la cit -religion framework[-]7 Secularism, sociology, security [-]8 The highly precarious structure of assimilation: modernist philosophical schemes, memory and the Proustian narrative[-]