This remarkable study develops a theoretical critique of contemporary discourses on secularism and assimilation, arguing that the perspective of assimilating distinct religious minorities by incorporating them into a secular and supposedly neutral public sphere may be self-subverting. To flesh out this insight, Jansen draws on the paradoxes of assimilation as experienced by the French Jews in the late 19th century through a contextualised reading of Proust's In Search of Lost Time. She proposes a dynamic, critical multiculturalism as an alternative to discourses focusing on secularism, assimilation and integration.Retrieved from www.scp.nl/publicaties/ boeken/9037702376/ Jaarrapport_Integratie_2005.pdf. ... and abuses of multiculturalism: Chili and libertya#39;, The New Republic 27 (2), retrieved from http://www.pierretristam.com/ Bobst/library/wf-58.htm.
|Title||:||Secularism, assimilation and the crisis of multiculturalism|
|Publisher||:||Amsterdam University Press - 2014-03-15|