Multiculturalism or anti-racism?

Lentin, Alana (2004) Multiculturalism or anti-racism? openDemocracy.

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Abstract

Trevor Phillips’s attack on the utility of multiculturalism – with particular reference to modern Britain, where he heads the Commission for Racial Equality – is a symbol of how globalisation is indeed helping to dissolve national frontiers.

What do I mean by this? Quite simply, there appears to be a growing consensus among western governments and decision-makers, particularly in the context of the post–9/11 “war on terror” that the west must ideologically stand together. Trevor Phillips could not have made his comments before 11 September 2001; neither, perhaps, may he have wanted to.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Culture; europe; arts & cultures; multiculturalism, translating difference
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Alana Lentin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:02
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 09:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29224
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