What was Multiculturalism?

What was Multiculturalism? : A Critical Retrospect

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What was Multiculturalism? is a timely account of a socio-political theory that has featured in public debate in the West for the past forty years. Vijay Mishra offers both a compendium as well as a critique of multicultural theory in its diverse forms-from the politics of recognition, consensus, tolerance and the need for an inclusive community, to questions about the moral order, the invasive force of religious absolutism and the spectres of racism, injustice and scapegoating. Through a series of critical reflections, Mishra offers a detached, honest bold and uncompromised reading of some of the most influential texts on multiculturalism, with a view to establishing the historical moments in the field.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 140.97 x 211.07 x 13.97mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Print on Demand
  • 052286127X
  • 9780522861273

About Vijay Mishra

Vijay Mishra is a professor of English Literature and an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at Murdoch University. He has published major books on Gothic, Australian, postcolonial and diaspora literatures, devotional poetics and Indian cinema.show more