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• Multiculturalist view of culture as the core feature of personal identity – orientation sense of cultural belonging
• They believe different cultural groups can live peacefully and harmoniously within the same society because the recognition of cultural difference underpins rather than threatens social cohesion
• Multiculturalists argue that minority cultural groups are disadvantaged in relation to majority groups
• Remedying this involves significant changes in societies rules and institutions

• Reformist- Modern liberalism and social democracy
• Problem of subornation and marginalisation
• People held back not merely by legal and political exclusion but also and more importantly by social disadvantage

• Post colonialism
• Orientalism example
• Stereotyping of cultural groups by west
• As a normative term implies a positive endorsement, even celebration of communal diversity – respect and recognition
Themes within multiculturalism:
• Politics of recognition
• Culture and identity
• Minority rights
• Diversity
Politics of Recognition:
• Multiculturalists argue that minority groups are disadvantaged in relation to majority groups and remedying this involves significant changes in society’s rules and institutions
• Is associated (like feminism and socialism) with the advancement of marginalised, disadvantaged and oppressed groups

Culture and Identify:
• Belief that culture is basic to political and social identity
• A weak sense of cultural identity leaves people feeling isolated and confused

• French Philosopher Montesquieu- portrays human beings as culturally defined creatures
• Cultural politics of communitarianism and identity politics

• Cultural politics of communitarianism and identity politics

Identity politics
• Group marginalisation operated through stereotypes and developed by dominant groups that structure how…...

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