In this chapter I join with those who say – despite its flaws – that we need more multiculturalism in the UK, not less. I refer briefly to ‘interculturalism’, embraced by some as an improvement on multiculturalism. I argue instead for a new discourse of ‘critical multiculturalism’. This would include advocacy of social and economic equality, as well as – perhaps a precondition of – ‘racial’ equality.
Harvard style citation is:
Farrar, Max (2012) ‘Multiculturalism – a contested discourse’ in Farrar, Max, Robinson, Simon, Valli, Yasmin and Wetherly, Paul (eds. 2012) Islam in the West – Key issues in multiculturalism. London: Palgrave.
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