By Anne-Marie Fortier
The depth of feeling that multiculturalism always ignites is taken into account during this well timed research of ways the ‘New Britain’ of the twenty-first century is variously re-imagined as multicultural. Introducing the idea that of ‘multicultural intimacies’, Anne-Marie Fortier deals a brand new type of serious engagement with the cultural politics of multiculturalism, one who attends to beliefs of combining, loving thy neighbour and emotions for the nation.
In the 1st examine of its variety, Fortier considers the anxieties, wants, and concerns that shape representations of ‘multicultural Britain’ to be had within the British public area. She investigates:
- the value of gender, intercourse, generations and kinship, in addition to race and ethnicity, in debates approximately cultural distinction
- the consolidation of faith as a marker of absolute difference
- ‘moral racism’, the standards for reliable citizenship and the boundaries of civility.
This publication offers a different research of multiculturalism that pulls on insights from serious race stories, feminist and queer reports, postcolonialism and psychoanalysis.