Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.09.004
Title: Whither multiculturalism? Global identities at a cross-roads
Authors: Leong, C.-H. 
Liu, J.H.
Keywords: Acculturation
Adaptation
Dominance
Identification
Identity
Immigration
Integration
Interaction
Intergroup relations
Multiculturalism
Status
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Citation: Leong, C.-H., Liu, J.H. (2013-11). Whither multiculturalism? Global identities at a cross-roads. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 37 (6) : 657-662. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.09.004
Abstract: Technological advancement and the quantum leap in global trade had enabled many countries to enter an era of multiculturalism where intergroup contact with members of another ethno-cultural community is the norm rather than the exception. While this phase of economic development is considered progressive by many, it is also regarded as a perilous stage in nation building. Immigration, acculturation, and intergroup tensions will form the nexus of all future contestations with the various social groups negotiating with and/or vying against one another for political rights and status. At the same time, the notion of culture has become increasingly blurred given the multiplicity and interwoven nature of social identity arising from the transnational human movement and the transmission of values. With these considerations in mind, this chapter explores and extrapolates the emerging fabric of multiculturalism across various continents using a historical, socio-political, and psychological lens. Contemporary acculturation and intergroup frameworks are re-visited with the aim to discover new theoretical insights, while keeping in mind the possible trajectory of multiculturalism and how diversity will be managed in the decades to come. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal of Intercultural Relations
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113897
ISSN: 01471767
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.09.004
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