American Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism - download pdf or read online

By Jack Citrin,David O. Sears

ISBN-10: 0521535786

ISBN-13: 9780521535786

ISBN-10: 052182883X

ISBN-13: 9780521828833

The civil rights stream and immigration reform reworked American politics within the mid-1960s. Demographic variety and identification politics raised the problem of e pluribus unum anew, and multiculturalism emerged as a brand new ideological reaction to this hindrance. This publication makes use of nationwide public opinion facts and public opinion facts from l. a. to match ethnic modifications in patriotism and ethnic identification and ethnic ameliorations in help for multicultural norms and group-conscious guidelines. The authors locate facts of sturdy patriotism between all teams and the vintage development of assimilation one of the new wave of immigrants. They argue that there's a consensus in rejecting more durable different types of multiculturalism that insist on workforce rights but additionally a common attractiveness of softer kinds which are tolerant of cultural adjustments and don't problem norms, equivalent to by way of insisting at the primacy of English.

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