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Tariq Modood – Multiculturalism, Interculturalisms and the Majority

October 24, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

On the occasion of the 2013 Association for Moral Education Annual conference, invited Kohlberg Memorial Lecturer Tariq Modood (Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and Director of the University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol) will present the paper:
“Multiculturalism, Interculturalisms and the Majority”
Discussant: Daniel Weinstock (McDonald Professor of Law, McGill University)
Introduced and chaired by Lawrence Blum (Philosophy and Liberal Arts and Education,
University of Masssachusetts)
Saturday, 26 October, 11h00 to 12h30
The Old NFB Ciné-Robothèque, Judith-Jasmin Annex (JE), 1564 Saint-Denis Street at the corner of Maisonneuve
Summary: Two forms of Interculturalism have emerged as explicit critiques of multiculturalism. European version emphasises cultural encounter and novelty and is relatively apolitical except for its disavowal of the national in preference for the local and the trans-national. In contrast, its Quebecan counterpart gives significance to the idea of the right of a historic national community to use state power to reproduce itself. Whilst the former is a recognisably cosmopolitan vision I ask if the latter represents a distinctive mode of integration in relation to post-immigration ethno-religious communities. I argue that Quebecan interculturalism challenges multiculturalists to offer a positive view of ‘the majority’, which to date they have largely neglected to do but which is possible within the conceptual and normative resources of multiculturalism.

  1. Bruce Maxwell
    October 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

    The date on this posting is incorrect. The correct date is Friday 24 October.

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