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First published on: https://www.ici-berlin.org/events/the-crises-of-multiculture/
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Part of the Book Presentation
This book challenges this familiar narrative of the rise and fall of multiculturalism by challenging the existence of a coherent era of ‘multiculturalism’ in the first place. Instead, what we are witnessing is not so much a rejection of multiculturalism as a rejection of lived multiculture. In documenting this mainstream racism and the anxieties that inform it, Lentin and Titley argue that the crisis is a projection of neoliberal societies’ disjunctures, a projection now obvious in fantastical discourses of integration. Combining theory with a reading of contemporary events, it examines the transnational, mediated nature of crisis, and argues that it provides activists with a chance to transcend the limitations of culturalised politics for an internationalist commitment to a resurgent anti-racism.
Book presentation by Alana Lentin (University of Sussex / ICI Berlin) and Gavan Titley (National University of Ireland Maynooth)
Response: Gary Younge, Award-winning journalist for the Guardian and The Nation and author of Who are We – and Should it Matter in the 21st Century?
Followed by a discussion
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