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A multikulturalizmus korlátai
Multiculturalism at ist limits

Author(s): Kenan Malik, Samuel Abrahám, František Šebej
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Jelenkor Kiadó

Summary/Abstract: Multiculturalism, the default strategy in western Europe for managing cultural diversity in recent decades, is increasingly under attack. In a mainstream discourse closer to that of the far-Right, minorities are turned into problems as migration allegedly threatens cultural identity. Liberal critics, on the other hand, see a threat to Enlightenment values when the appeasement of religious and cultural sensibilities is regarded as more important than the right to freedom of expression or gender equality. In central and eastern Europe, the experience is different: because minority rights are largely seen in national-territorial terms, collective rights are viewed with suspicion, while other minorities, notably the Roma, are sidelined entirely. British writer Kenan Malik met Slovak politician and journalist Fero Sebej in Bratislava to discuss multiculturalism in the East and in the West.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 81
  • Page Range: 42-45
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Hungarian