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Theories of multiculturalism; an introduction.


Theories of multiculturalism; an introduction.

Crowder, George.

Polity Press


239 pages




In this supplementary text for advanced students in politics, sociology, and political and social theory, Crowder (social and policy studies, Flinders University, Australia) introduces issues and debates in the political-theory literature on multiculturalism. He reviews recent critical responses to multiculturalism expressed by contemporary political theorists and argues for a liberal-pluralist approach to multiculturalism based on Isaiah Berlin's notion of value pluralism. Within liberalism, the author aligns himself with the stream of liberal thought that emphasizes the value of personal autonomy rather than tolerating practices that constrict personal autonomy, such as withholding education from women. Distributed in the US by Wiley.

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