By Derek Rubin, Jaap Verheul
This groundbreaking quantity explores the multicultural debate that has advanced within the usa and Europe because the cataclysmic occasions of September 11. rather than suggesting closure by way of offering a unified narrative approximately cultural range, nationwide id, and social stratification, the essays during this well-balanced assortment current numerous views, every one highlighting the undiminished relevance of key concerns reminiscent of immigration, assimilation, and citizenship, whereas additionally pointing to unresolved conflicts over universalism, faith, and tolerance. most significantly, this quantity indicates that the fight over multiculturalism isn't really restricted to the political area, but in addition has profound cultural implications. American Multiculturalism after 11th of September: Transatlantic views is a useful, thought-provoking addition to the talk approximately multiculturalism as imperative to the learn of the U.S. in a world context.
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Mary Brinton and Victor Nee (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1998). Claudia Diehl and Michael Blohm, “Rights or Identity? Naturalization Processes Among ‘Labor Migrants’ in Germany,” International Migration Review 37 (2003): 133162. Alba, “Bright vs. : Brookings Institution Press, 2006). Farhad Khosrokhavar, “The Muslims of Western Europe,” talk given at the University at Albany, 2005. Cf. Barbara Reskin, “Motives and Mechanisms in Modeling Inequality,” American Sociological Review 68 (2003): 1-21.
We have to make more abundantly clear in our classrooms why someone like Tom Paine, precisely in his union of secular democracy and religious skepticism, is a writer for our own time. 32 american multiculturalism after 9/11 We need, too, in producing anthologies and syllabi, to find new ways to illuminate the tensions, hopes, ideals, and despair of this new globalized moment. Just as we learned to chart and teach the beauty and distinctiveness of multicultural difference, so now we need to chart and teach whatever it is we find in the unsettlement, the bordered and borderless world, of immigration, globalization, and movement across the planet.
For in the United States, there is famously much greater fiscal responsibility in the hands of local and regional (in other words, state) authorities, and accordingly substantial inequality among schools and school districts, with heavily minority districts generally being the least well-funded. In France, by contrast, the national government has a greater role. Moreover, far more than in the United States, France has attempted to re- 40 american multiculturalism after 9/11 dress inequalities through the school system.
American Multiculturalism after 9 11: Transatlantic Perspectives (Amsterdam University Press - American Studies) by Derek Rubin, Jaap Verheul