Precarious International Multicultural Education

Hegemony, Dissent and Rising Alternatives

  • Editors
  • Handel Kashope Wright
  • Michael Singh
  • Richard Race

Part of the Transgressions book series (TRANS, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Precarious Multiculturalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Handel Kashope Wright, Michael Singh, Richard Race
      Pages 3-13
    3. John Willinsky
      Pages 15-39
    4. Nilofar Shidmehr
      Pages 83-102
    5. Handel Kashope Wright
      Pages 103-113
  3. Difference and Representation in Multicultural Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Sue Saltmarsh
      Pages 117-131
    3. Jennifer Chan
      Pages 133-151
    4. Maryam Nabavi
      Pages 153-168
    5. Kal Heer
      Pages 169-185
    6. Dawn Courage
      Pages 189-218
    7. Pearl Hunt
      Pages 219-233
  4. Streching Multiculturalism

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-376

About this book


Multiculturalism and multicultural education are at a paradoxical moment. There is work that continues as if the multicultural hegemony was still intact and on the other hand work articulated as if multiculturalism was decidedly passe. The essays in this collection will be of considerable interest to academics, policy makers and students of both multiculturalism and multicultural education principally because they touch on both perspectives but concentrate for the most part on the thorny problematic of the workings of multicultural education in its present precarious moment. Given the renewed, urgent attacks in various western countries, the cottage industry of “death of multiculturalism” texts and the rise of the interculturalism, transnationalism, diaspora alternatives, is multiculturalism dying? Are the ends of multiculturalism- the management or celebration of diversity; representation and recognition for all in society; creation of just and equitable communities at the global, national and local school classroom levels- better theorized and realized through the ascendant alternatives? Representing the precarious moment in Canada, Ireland, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, the essays in this collection address these questions and both depict and trouble hegemonic multicultural education and contrast it with its supposed successor regimes.


multicultural education

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