Cultural diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, and religion is the focus of a great deal of controversy in many nations. This class examines the politics surrounding cultural difference in nation-states and the paradoxes of multiculturalism, a popular strategy that on the one hand, validates cultural difference, and on the other hand, can be seen as reinforcing divisions and barriers. Does multiculturalism benefit racial, ethnic and religious minorities or does it construct barriers to equal opportunity? How can we get beyond multiculturalism to appreciate the benefits of cultural diversity?
Location & Meeting Time
M/W/F 01:50PM-02:55PM LEC