How Does Interculturalism Contrast with Multiculturalism?

Nassar Meer and Tariq Modood, 2012 - article
in Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 175-196, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2011.618266
, Taylor and Francis Online

This paper examines the positive contrasting of interculturalism and multiculturalism. The authors argue that encouraging communication, recognising dynamic identities and promoting unity and critiquing illiberal cultural practices are main features of both political interculturalism and multiculturalism. They explore the origins of multiculturalism and the differences with interculturalism. They conclude that interculturalism cannot eclipse multiculturalism but is a good complement to it.

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