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Multiculturalism

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Multiculturalism is a current and significant term that deals with cultural identity and diversity; it can be defined as a distinctive positive attitude toward cultural diversity. Thus, the fundamental root of its conception rests on the idea of difference. Multiculturalism, then, is understood as the study and support for peaceful coexistence of diverse cultures in a society. Thus, it is an issue of ethics. The emphasis or the first principle of multiculturalism has to deal with the definition of culture. How culture is defined shapes ...

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