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Multiculturalism and intergroup relations /
edited by James S. Frideres.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
description
xii, 182 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. --
ISBN
0313264848 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
isbn
0313264848 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1389498
 
Bibliography: p. [159]-176.
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Benjamin Franklin Award, USA, 2009 : Nominated
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1990-06:
A slight collection of 13 papers delivered at a Canadian conference on multiculturalism. The opening chapters deal descriptively with official government policy. Chapter 3, by Heribert Adam, provides a more sociological perspective on what he identifies as five types of state policy. In an interesting case study, Edward Boldt presents a sketch of the controlled acculturation of the Hutterites in Canada. K. Victor Ujimoto's essay on aging and multicultural relations is an important reminder to students of intergroup relations who tend to deal with ethnic groups as homogeneous populations and to gerontologists who overlook the ethnic factor. Little new ground is broken by any of the contributors although, all together, the essays form a competent introduction to the issues of "multiculturalism." Even for specialized collections on intergroup relations this is an expensive acquisition. -H. J. Ehrlich, formerly University of Iowa
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'œA slight collection of 13 papers delivered at a Canadian conference on multiculturalism. The opening chapters deal descriptively with official government policy. Chapter 3, by Heribert Adam, provides a more sociological perspective on what he identifies as five types of state policy. In an interesting case study, Edward Boldt presents a sketch of the controlled acculturation of the Hutterites in Canada. K. Victor Ujimoto's essay on aging and multicultural relations is an important reminder to students of intergroup relations who tend to deal with ethnic groups as homogeneous populations and to gerontologists who overlook the ethnic factor. Little new ground is broken by any of the contributors although, all together, the essays form a competent introduction to the issues of 'multiculturalism.' . . .'' Choice
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Summaries
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Written by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field of ethnic relations, this volume examines the role of ethnicity in modern day society and the impact of government policy on ethnic relations. International in scope, the essays look at a number of different but interrelated issues--aging, identity, minority groups, and others--examining each from a multidisciplinary perspective. Coverage ranges from the problems of Asian Americans to integration issues in Israel and the relationship between ethnic diversity and patterns of retirement. The contributions include both theoretical and empirical works. The first section of the study presents the primary issues and central concepts involved in the study of multiculturalism in modern day societies. Specific chapters address such issues as the vesting of ethnic interests in state institutions, state policies toward subordinate ethnics, and government efforts to address multiculturalism. Particularly valuable is a retrospective analysis of Canada's Bilingual and Bicultural Report. The next section contains detailed case studies which identify specific ethnic groups and analyze their current societal roles. In the final chapters, the contributors present two projections of what ethnic relations will be like in the twenty-first century as North America becomes more multi-ethnic and multilingual. Taken together, the essays offer an illuminating overview of the nature of multiculturalism in widely diverse societies.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Multiculturalism and Government
Taking Into Account: The Other Ethnic Groups and the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism
Contemporary State Policies Towards Subordinate Ethnics
The Vesting of Ethnic Interests in State Institutions
The Hutterites: Current Developments and Future Prospects
Ethnic Relations in an Aging Multicultural Society
Ethnic Diversity and Pattern of Retirement
McDonald Asian Americans: From Pariahs to Paragons
Integration: Structural Discrimination or Time Lag? The Case of Israel
The Acquisition and Transformation of Identities
Nonhyphenated Canadians--Where Are You?
Canadian Ethnicity and the Year 2000
American Ethnicity and the Year 2000
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