multiculturalism

Kenan Malik: journey of an ex-anti-racist - Arun Kundnani

Kenan Malik's From Fatwa to jihad

Arun Kundnani of the Institute of Race Relations critically reviews Kenan Malik's book From Fatwa To Jihad: the Rushdie affair and its legacy.

‘Liberal multiculturalism is the hegemony – it's an empirical fact’ – a response to Slavoj Žižek - Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed responds to Slavoj Žižek on multiculturalism

Sara Ahmed responds to Slavoj Žižek's influential critique of contemporary liberal multiculturalism.

Post-race, post politics: the paradoxical rise of culture after multiculturalism - Alana Lentin

Post-race, post politics: the paradoxical rise of culture after multiculturalism

Declarations of the end of race ignore the continuing impact of racism upon socio-economic inequality in ‘racial states’. Nevertheless, the idea of post-racialism has gained ground in a post-9/11 era, defined by a growing suspicion of diversity.

Replacing ‘race’, historicizing ‘culture’ in multiculturalism - Alana Lentin

Replacing ‘race’, historicizing ‘culture’ in multiculturalism - Alana Lentin

Alana Lentin analyses the de-politicisation of racism via policies of state multiculturalism which gloss over racist premises, structures and institutions.

Born in Bradford - Kenan Malik

Born in Bradford - Kenan Malik

Kenan Malik analyses how the development of state multiculturalist policies in response to the struggles of asian youth in the 1970s diverted struggles from a politicised class terrain into battles for recognition of cultural identities.

Multiculturalism undermines diversity - Kenan Malik

Multiculturalism undermines diversity - Kenan Malik

Kenan Malik distinguishes between the positive lived experience of a multicultural society, and multicultural state policies which foster division.

British Islamism: towards an anarchist response - Paul Stott

This article states that it "aims to kick-start a debate about how Anarchists should respond to the development of Islam and Islamism in the United Kingdom. It is a debate that is long overdue." We do not agree with it but reproduce it as a contribution to discussion (our response is here). Originally published in January 2011.

Multi-Culturalism or World Culture? On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown

Loren Goldner on multiculturalism, post-modern cultural theory, and the social and economic conditions of the late 20th century.

Croissants and roses - New Labour, communalism, and the rise of muslim Britain

An account and analysis of the rise of communalism, multiculturalism and the creation of the British "Muslim community" under New Labour.

Separatism: Accident or design? - Red Action

Ghettoisation is widely blamed for the simmering racial unrest in Oldham and Bradford. Yet, astonishingly some 'anti-racists' argue racial separatism is the solution. A. Shaw investigates.