[URBANTH-L]Beyond Multiculturalism

G.B.Prato G.B.Prato at kent.ac.uk
Fri Oct 2 16:50:15 EDT 2009

Some colleagues have alerted me that the flyer of the book "Beyond Multiculturalism" didn't get through. 
Here it is again.

Now available from Ashgate Publishing…

Beyond Multiculturalism
Views from Anthropology
Edited by Giuliana B. Prato, University of Kent, UK

‘There are many ways of considering what it might mean to think “beyond” multiculturalism, and the value
of this volume is that it offers a diverse range of perspectives from within anthropology, sociology and other
disciplines that take this challenge seriously. The focus on “really existing” multiculturalism, not only in North
America and Europe but also in South America and Asia, is particularly welcome’
– Duncan Ivison, University of Sydney, Australia

While the anthropological field initially shied away from the debate
on multiculturalism, it has been widely discussed within the fields
of political theory, social policy, cultural studies and law. Beyond
Multiculturalism is the first volume of its kind to offer a comparative,
worldwide view of multiculturalism, considering both traditional
multicultural/multiethnic societies and those where cultural pluralism
is relatively new. Its varied case studies focus on the intersections
and relationships between cultural groups in everyday life using
employment, identity, consumption, language, legislation and policy
making to show the unique contribution anthropologists can bring
to multiculturalism studies. Their work will be of great interest to
scholars of race, ethnicity, migration, urban studies and social and
cultural geography.

Contents: Introduction – beyond multiculturalism: anthropology
at the intersections between the local, the national and the global,
 GiulianaB. Prato; A visual approach to multiculturalism, Jerome
Krase; Immigration and its impacts on Canadian cities, Eric Fong;
The transnational family among urban diaspora populations, Paula
 Rubeland Abraham Rosman; Minorities in Italy: the cases of Arbëresh
and Albanian migrations, Giuliana B. Prato; Dynamics of exclusion
and integration: a sobering view from Italy, Italo Pardo; Socio-ethnic
interaction and identity formation among Qom-Toba in Rosario,
 HéctorVásquez and Graciela Rodríguez; Workers in late modernity:
traditional working-class culture in capitalist globalization, Suzana
Burnier; Young urban migrants between 2 cultures, Danila Mayer;
Migration, the emergence of multi-ethnic cities and ethnic relations
in China, Zhang Jijiao; Sharing cultures: integration, assimilation
and interaction in the Indian urban context, Sumita Chaudhuri; The
consumption of experience and the ethnic market: cosmopolitan
identity beyond multiculturalism, Silva Surrenti; Index.
includes 7 figures and 6 tables

To order, please visit: www.ashgate.com
All online orders receive a discount
Alternatively, contact our distributor:
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130 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4SB, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1235 827730 Fax: +44 (0)1235 400454
Email: ashgate at bookpoint.co.uk
August 2009
236 pages

Sample pages for published titles are available to view online at: www.ashgate.com
Dr Giuliana B. Prato
Co-Chair, Commission on Urban Anthropology, IUAES
School of Anthropology and Conservation,
Marlowe Building
University of Kent, Canterbury,
Kent CT2 7NR, UK
Tel.: +44 (0)1227 700366 (personal)
         +44 (0)1227 823942 (Dept. Secretary)
Fax.: +44 (0)1227 827289

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