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Multiculturalism (2010-2011)

Mishra, V. (2013) Multiculturalism (2010-2011). The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 21 (1). pp. 1-22.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ywcct/mbs020
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on books published in the field of multiculturalism/multicultural studies primarily in 2010 and 2011. References to a few earlier works, and one published in 2012, are also made. The review acknowledges that multiculturalism as a term is gradually losing its power and significance and books are returning to specific ethnic, intercultural, unity-in-diversity and other related themes. Unsurprisingly not a single book written in or translated into English discussed in this critical survey carries the word multiculturalism in its title or subtitle, although a book not mentioned in earlier surveys but published in 2009—Fortier’s Multicultural Horizons—echoes that word. The survey begins with a book by France Winddance Twine on interracial connections in Britain. The use of ‘interracial’ and ‘multiracial’, hitherto anathema to most multicultural theorists, is symptomatic of either a sense of exhaustion about multiculturalism or a recognition that multiculturalism has to address very real questions about race which is a little different from theoretical reflections on ‘racism’.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright: © 2013 The English Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27045
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