Multiculturalism and the politics of expression

An appraisal

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Abstract

Multiculturalism is a wide ranging concept which can be used to describe an ideology, social policy as well as aspects of public structure. The broadness in its meaning causes the notion of multiculturalism to be supported or criticized depending on its usage. This article discusses how multiculturalism came to be and what it connotes. The article also suggests that the concerns and contestation of multiculturalism can be framed within three main power relations which are politics of recognition, politics of positioning and politics of equality. Only when these politics of expression are understood can a better appraisal of multiculturalism be conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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Keywords

  • Multiculturalism
  • Politics of equality
  • Politics of positioning
  • Politics of recognition

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Multiculturalism and the politics of expression : An appraisal. / Mohd Mydin, Raihanah.

In: European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.2009, p. 63-70.

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