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[Nettime-nl] Visies op hedendaagse multiculturaliteit in Nederland
Rini Hartman on Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:19:07 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] Visies op hedendaagse multiculturaliteit in Nederland


Ter info...

grt.

rini hartman


Zo zijn onze manieren.
Visies op hedendaagse multiculturaliteit in Nederland.

Geen multicultureel drama of naief multiculturalisme maar eindelijk een
realistisch optimistische kijk op multiculturaliteit in Nederland.
Vanuit persoonlijke ervaringen of op basis van eigen onderzoek geven de
auteurs van deze bundel stof tot nadenken over wat ieders bijdrage kan
zijn
aan een samenleving waarin iedereen tot zijn recht kan en mag komen. Dit
boek roept ons op de moed te hebben om de Nederlandse samenleving te
beschouwen als 'onder voortdurende constructie'. De auteurs laten zien
dat
(voor-)oordelen en rigide uitgangsposities niet leiden tot het vaak
bezongen
ideaal van integratie, maar juist bijdragen tot een verdergaande
polarisatie
en onbegrip. Iedereen die gelooft in radicale zelfkritiek en respectvolle
kritiek van andersdenkenden moet dit boek lezen.

Met bijdragen van: Francio Guadeloupe, Vincent de Rooij, Lammert de Jong,
Gloria Wekker, Maria van Enckevort, Brada Kwasi Koorndijk, Thijl Sunier,
Feia Tol, Lucia Lindner, Yiufai Chow, Mattijs van de Port, Irene Stengs,
Baas B en Lange Frans, Pien van Langen, Chantal Gill?ard, Daan Beekers,
Erna Kerkhof, Jeroen de Kloet, Yolanda van Ede en Peter Geschiere

ISBN 978 90 5170 862 2






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