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2. Integration in Multicultural Societies
About this Lecture
In this module, we think about how multicultural societies problematise traditional thinking on integration, focusing particularly on: (i) the emergence of multiculturalism in Britain as a result of migration since the Second World War; (ii) the concept of cultural difference and how it is defined, both by minority groups themselves and by wider society; (iii) tensions between outside in and inside out ideas of difference and the notion of a “struggle for recognition” in which minority groups assert their own definitions of their collective identity.
In this course, Professor Tariq Modood (University of Bristol) explores sociological approaches to multiculturalism and integration. In the first module, we think about traditional understandings of integration as being grounded in cultural, religious or national sameness. In the second, we look at how the emergence of multicultural societies, such as modern Britain, challenge these older notions, and consider the nature of cultural difference. In the third and fourth modules, we look at ideas of Britishness, the ways these have changed over time, and how we can construct notions of British national identity which can accommodate cultural diversity.
Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol. Over the last twenty-five years, he has worked on the theory and politics of racism, racial equality, and multiculturalism and secularism, with special reference to British Asian Muslims. Some of his more recent publications include Multiculturalism: A Civic Idea (2007) and (co-authored with G. Levey) Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship.
Cite this Lecture
Modood, T. (2021, August 23). The Sociology of Multiculturalism - Integration in Multicultural Societies [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-sociology-of-multiculturalism/integration-in-multicultural-societies
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