The limits of diversity: community beyond unity and diversity

Delanty, Gerard (2004) The limits of diversity: community beyond unity and diversity. In: Christiansen, Flemming and Hedetoft, Ulf (eds.) The politics of multiple belonging: ethnicity and nationalism in Europe and East Asia. Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 9780754641285

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Abstract

This international collection examines how ethnic identity and belonging are created and used politically in Europe and East Asia. The contributors respond to debates about whether and how regional, supranational, transnational, and multicultural identities may compromise nation states, and how nation states deal with such centrifugal forces.The issues are discussed from various perspectives: diasporic communities; the State and its role in inventing and influencing national belonging; and societies and communities with a strongly engineered multicultural structure. Two central theoretical chapters examine the current debates on 'belonging' and 'multiculturalism', bringing together this complex field and developing new perspectives. In particular, the volume improves our understanding of how people 'belong' in different contexts; by examining how they give shape to 'belonging' it is possible to understand how these diverse trends cohere within nation states and across continents.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Gerard Delanty
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:12
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 13:34
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15240
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