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Author Winter, Elke, 1971-
Title Us, them, and others : pluralism and national identities in diverse societies / Elke Winter
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  F1035.A1 W56 2011    AVAILABLE    30610020373254
Descript x, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-284) and index
How to 'we' becomes pluralist? -- A Canadian paradox -- Theoretical puzzles -- Social relations and processes of ethnicization -- Nationalist exclusion and its remedies -- How do 'we' become multicultural? -- Neither 'America' or 'Quebec' -- To be or not to be like Quebec -- Who constitutes multiculturalism? Divergent perspectives -- The social constitution of a pluralist 'we' -- Comparative perspectives
"How do countries come to view themselves as being 'multicultural'? Us, Them, and Others presents a dynamic new model for understanding pluralism based on the triangular relationship between three groups - the national majority, historically recognized minorities, and diverse immigrant bodies. Elke Winter's research illustrates how compromise between unequal groups is rendered meaningful through confrontation with real or imagined outsiders
Us, Them, and Others sheds new light on the astonishing resilience of Canadian multiculturalism in the late 1990s, when multicultural policies in other countries had already come under heavy attack. Winter draws on analyses of English-language newspaper discourses and a sociological framework to connect discourses of pan-Canadian multicultural identity to representations of Quebecois nationalism, immigrant groups, First Nations, and the United States. Taking inspiration from the Canadian experience, Us, Them, and Others is an enticing examination of national identity and pluralist group formation in diverse societies."--Pub. desc
Subject Multiculturalism -- Canada
Cultural pluralism -- Canada
Québec (Province) -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
Multiculturalisme -- Canada
Diversité culturelle -- Canada
Québec (Province) -- Histoire -- Autonomie et mouvements indépendantistes
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