Multiculturalism, difference and postmodernism

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Published by Longman Cheshire in Melbourne .

Written in English

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  • Pluralism (Social sciences) -- Australia,
  • Minorities -- Australia,
  • Postmodernism -- Australia

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Book details

Statementedited by Gordon L. Clark, Dean Forbes and Roderick Francis.
ContributionsClark, Gordon L., Forbes, D. K., Francis, Roderick.
LC ClassificationsHN843.5 .M85 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 175 p. :
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL844776M
ISBN 100582876060
LC Control Number95123020

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There is a strong connection between multiculturalism and postmodernism. Both, as practice and as norm, reject totalizing and universal concepts, and instead recognise difference.

Multiculturalism is viewed from two aspects: political and philosophical. Multiculturalism, as a political tool, was used not only as a response to ethnic diversity but also as a means of constraining it. However, such an approach is fraught with a paradox.

Multiculturalism considers the diversity of society as a dogma, but implies. This book presents a lively, wide-ranging and highly Perhaps few words have been as overused and misunderstood in recent times as the term `postmodernism'.

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At this difference and postmodernism book someone had defined postmodernism, and during the last 20 years the ideas of postmodernism have been much debated in the Western world.

Modernism vs Postmodernism. Modernism and Postmodernism are two kinds of movements that show certain differences between them. They are two kinds of movements that are based on changes in cultural and social behavior around the world. It is interesting to note that both of them are different periods starting from the 19th and the 20th centuries.

In essence, this book serves to provide the bridge between the postmodernism and the multiculturalism discourse. According to Lyotard, the différend comes about when - as in legal proceedings - the negotiators speak two radically different languages.

In order to avoid a situation in which the language of one negotiator overcomes that of the other, one cannot rely on either one of the. Postmodernism By Nasrullah Mambrol on Ma • (21). Postmodernism broadly refers to a socio-cultural and literary theory, and a shift in perspective that has manifested in a variety of disciplines including the social sciences, art, architecture, literature, fashion, communications, and.

Postmodernism is one of the most significant cultural, philosophical, artistic movements of our contemporary era. Proponents of postmodernity symbolically date its birth with the riots in Paris in. Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault.

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ISBN $ doi: /a Reviewed by L. Leitner. Racism, ‘Postmodernism’ and Reflexive Multiculturalism With Ali Rattansi What I propose to do in this chapter is to posit a ‘postmodern’1 frame, in order to provide a particular ‘take’ on issues around racism, ethnicity and identity.

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Connect with Kids and Parents of Different Cultures. Thesis: The failure of epistemology made postmodernism possible, and the failure of socialism made postmodernism necessary.

List of Tables and Charts v Chapter One: What Postmodernism Is The postmodern vanguard Foucault, Lyotard, Derrida, Rorty 1 Modern and postmodern 5 Modernism and the Enlightenment 7 Postmodernism versus the Enlightenment George Seaver. “Postmodernism” is a generic and nebulous term, much like “The Enlightenment.”.

For both terms, the specific meanings change with location and time. The term “postmodern,” however, is widely used, and an analysis of its meaning and origins provides a framework for understanding the times. The two contending ideologies within Postmodernism are Marxism and Historicism, with all their current spin-offs—social justice, diversity, multiculturalism.

Multiculturalism seeks the inclusion of the views and contributions of diverse members of society while maintaining respect for their differences and withholding the demand for their assimilation into the dominant culture.

Multiculturalism as a challenge to traditional liberalism. Multiculturalism stands as a challenge to liberal democracy. In liberal democracies, all citizens should be treated equally under the. In the introduction of the book No More Rules written by Poynor, Rick, he states that “many commentators point out that postmodernism is a kind of parasite, dependent on its modernist host and displaying many of the same features – except that the meaning has changed”(p.

11).This refers back to a key approach of postmodernism – deconstruction. Explaining Postmodernism is intellectual history with a polemical twist, providing fresh insights into the debates underlying the furor over political correctness, multiculturalism, and Reviews: theory, and composition.

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College English, Vol Number 1, September Multiculturalism is part of an extremely unrealistic ideology, postmodernism, that conflicts with our ordinary, everyday observations by insisting that no objective reality is discoverable. This postulate conflicts with everything we know in the hard sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) and from history.

Contested Space: The Struggle/Debate between Modernism and Postmodernism in Multiculturalism Three pieces published in the Spring issue of the Journal of Children's Literature illustrate the differences between these two cultures in multiculturalism.

In "I Am the Canon: Finding Ourselves in Multiculturalism," Shannon () offers a spirited critique of recently published works by Bishop () and Harris (). In Racism and Cultural Studies E. San Juan Jr. offers a historical-materialist critique of practices in multiculturalism and cultural studies.

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Multiculturalism, on the other hand, `celebrate[s] the forces of mediation' and is aimed at overcoming dualisms and exclusionary thought (p. 13). The identity of cultures, like that of individuals, must be negotiated through dialogue.

In "The Politics of Recognition," Taylor argues that the demand by minority cultures for public acknowledgment also expresses the aspiration to authentic self-definition insofar as it insists on recognition of the cultures' distinctness and specificity.

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Although multiculturalism, or contemporary postmodernism, understands itself in terms of culture, no genuine or enduring culture of the past could or would have understood itself in terms of multiculturalism. Every great culture established the meaning and the defense of its own good. The whole was intelligible only with reference to itself.

Multicultural States: Rethinking Difference and Identity (David Bennett ed., ) (describing multiculturalism as a contested term representing differing agendas); Amy Gutmann, Introduction to Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition 4 (Amy Gutmann ed., ) (describing multiculturalism as the recognition of "distinct.

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Although post-modernism is rightly criticized for its claim that science is simply a white, male, Western privileging of certain culturally-bound discourses, the anti-foundationalist turn in philosophy is congenial to science and naturalism.

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Preda, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Postmodernism in sociology is an analysis of the social and cultural features of late capitalism (post-modernity), a critique of sociological theory as a modernist project, and an extension of sociological inquiry into new domains.

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