In the second edition of this popular and compelling book, Modood updates his original argument with two new chapters. He reassesses the relationship between multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and assimilation, demonstrating that multiculturalism is crucial for successful integration. He also argues that while multiculturalism poses a significant challenge to existing forms of secularism, this challenge should not be exaggerated into a crisis. In so doing, Modood adds new vigor to the claim that multiculturalism remains a living force which is shaping our polities, even as its death is repeatedly announced.
This book will appeal to students, researchers and teachers of politics, sociology and public policy, as well as to anyone interested in the prospects of multiculturalism today.
Second Edition Acknowledgements x
1 Is Multiculturalism Appropriate for the Twenty-first Century? 1
2 A Liberal’s Bias 20
3 Difference, Multi and Equality 34
4 Liberal Citizenship and Secularism 58
5 Multiculturalism and Essentialism 80
6 Multicultural Citizenship 108
7 The Strange Non-Death of Multiculturalism 144
8 Multiculturalism and the ‘Crisis of Secularism’ 168