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Author Murdock, Elke.
Title Multiculturalism, Identity and Difference : Experiences of Culture Contact.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016.

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Series Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Palgrave politics of identity and citizenship series.
Subject Multiculturalism.
Emigration and immigration.
Description 1 online resource (358 pages).
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: Introduction; International Scope; Outline; References; 2: Luxembourg-In a Multicultural Context; Introduction; Luxembourg-A Brief History; The Early Origins andthePeriod ofExpansion; Period ofDivision; Congress ofVienna in1815; The Treaty ofLondon 1839; The Road toIndependence; Second Treaty ofLondon 1867; The Nassau-Weilburg Dynasty-Luxembourg's Own Dynasty; Development ofaNational Identification; "Discovery" ofHistory; The Myth ofForeign Domination (Fremdherrschaft).
"Discovery" ofaNational Sentiment The Role ofLanguage(S) intheProcess ofNation-Building; Multilingualism; Letzebuergesch; National Symbols; Interim Conclusion; Migration Waves inLuxembourg; Emigration intheNineteenth Century; Immigration Waves; Early Immigration (Wave 1); Immigration intheSecond Half oftheTwentieth Century(Wave 2); Immigration intheSecond Half oftheTwentieth Century(Wave 3); Most Recent Immigration Wave (Wave 4); Frontaliers (Wave 5); Summary Immigration Waves; Luxembourg's Demographic Profile; Conclusion-Migration andDemographic Change.
Current (Re) Search fortheLuxembourg Identity Luxembourg Identity-Subject ofAcademic Study; Luxembourg Identity intheArts andCulture; Museum Exhibitions; Media; Popular Initiatives; Luxembourg Identity-The Corporate Brand; Emerging Themes; Size; Wat sin mir?; Language: Letzebuergesch (eis Sprooch) andMultilingualism; References; Further Reading; 3: Multiculturalism inContext; Introduction; Globalization; Lay Perceptions ofGlobalization; Quantification ofMigration Flows; Migration Types; Distinction between Migrants andNational Minorities; Voluntary Migrants.
Involuntary Migrants Migration Flows inEurope; Interim Summary; Acculturation; Historical Roots oftheConcept ofAcculturation; Taxonomy ofAcculturation Variables; Acculturation Conditions; Acculturation Outcomes; Acculturation Orientations; Dimensionality; Unidimensional Model; Bidimensional Model; Fusion Model; Domain-Specificity; Trait Models; Domain-Specific Models; Criticism oftheFourfold Model; The Assumption ofTwo Cultures; Insufficient Context Considerations; The Assumption ofCross-Situational Consistency; A Question ofChoice?; Methodological Concerns.
Terminology The Meaning ofIntegration; Concluding Remarks; Multiculturalism; Introduction; The Origins ofMulticulturalism; "Misleading Model" ofMulticulturalism; Fundamental Inequalities Are Ignored; Celebration of"Authentic" Practices ofthePast; "Static" Perception ofCulture; Preservation oftheStatus Quo; Critical Observations Regarding theConcept ofMulticulturalism; Stroke Identity; Identity Denial; Import ofCultural Conflict; A Question ofLimit; Acceptance versus Tolerance; Variability ofMulticulturalism; Across Time; Across Countries.
Note Indices Assessing Multicultural Policies.
Summary Multicultural societies are a phenomenon that can be increasingly observed worldwide. This book focuses on the question of how individuals living within a multicultural society experience the meeting of cultures. Murdock combines both a thorough review of the theoretical body of research concerning multiculturalism and related concepts such as globalization, acculturation and biculturalism with specific empirical research evidence, providing new insights into factors which shape our openness towards a plurally composed society. Multiculturalism, Identity and Difference contains original research conducted within the 'natural laboratory' that multilingual, multicultural Luxembourg provides. This is a country where the foreign population makes up nearly half of the total population. In the era of globalization, culture contact is a daily occurrence and this book makes a contribution to the questions of if and how culture contact can be experienced as an opportunity rather than a threat by individuals.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781137596796 (electronic bk.)
1137596791 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 961445331
Additional Format Print version: Murdock, Elke. Multiculturalism, Identity and Difference : Experiences of Culture Contact. London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016 9781137596789