contexts of multiculturalism wk 5

Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues

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Contexts for Understanding Multiculturalism Professor Gregory Jay University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
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Critical Contexts Cultural Studies Liberation Movements Postcolonialism Globalization Postnationalism Postmodernism Poststructuralism
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Cultural Studies Analyzes relation of culture to power Identifies subcultures and practices of resistance Critiques distinction between “high” and “low” culture Roots in Birmingham’s Center and American Civil Rights
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Liberation Movements Social, political, and/or cultural insurgencies self-consciously aimed to resist or throw-off a dominant power Liberation movements around the colonialism (Algeria, Hungary, Vietnam, South Africa)
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Liberation Movements (2) Indigenous liberation movements against nation-state formations (Indians in the U.S. and Mexico, ethnic conflict in the Balkans, Palestinian struggle in Israel, etc.) Social movements of “identity politics” (feminism, gay/lesbian, Chicano/a, etc.)
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