Debate: how does Interculturalism contrast with Multiculturalism?
17 April 2012
Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood ask: what is distinct about interculturalism
as a political idea? What about the suggestion that it is distinct from and a suitable successor to multiculturalism?
The special issues of the Journal of Intercultural Studies includes the original contribution, four responses and a rejoinder:
- Nasar Meer & Tariq Modood: How does Interculturalism Contrast with Multiculturalism?
- Pnina Werbner: Multiculturalism from Above and Below: Analysing a Political Discourse
- Will Kymlicka: Comment on Meer and Modood
- Geoffrey Brahm Levey: Interculturalism vs. Multiculturalism: A Distinction without a Difference?
- Michel Wieviorka: Multiculturalism: A Concept to be Redefined and Certainly Not Replaced by the Extremely Vague Term of Interculturalism
- Tariq Modood & Nasar Meer: Rejoinder: Assessing the Divergences on our Readings of Interculturalism and Multiculturalism
Read the full debate (pdf, 375kb).