Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism
Yolande Jansen
French Modernist Legacies
Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism
€ 39,95
ISBN:
9789089645968
Verschijningsdatum:
14-11-2013
Leverbaar:
Direct
Uitvoering:
Paperback
Aantal paginas:
344
Auteur:
Yolande Jansen
Serie:
Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism
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.