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The Bristol School of Multiculturalism: A Workshop with Prof. Tariq Modood

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Sir Roland Wilson Building

The Australian National University

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The Freilich Foundation is pleased to offer a workshop on the topic of 'The Bristol School of Multiculturalism' with prominent British scholar Professor Tariq Modood, University of Bristol.

The workshop is suitable for masters- and PhD- level scholars but ECR and other interested individuals are welcome to register.

Abstract for workshop paper:

Tariq Modood, Bhikhu Parekh, Nasar Meer, and Varun Uberoi are well known for their defense of multiculturalism in Britain and beyond. The article contends that the collective oeuvre of these and other scholars associated with the University of Bristol’s Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship represents a distinctive and important school of multicultural political thought, a ‘Bristol school of multiculturalism’. The school challenges the liberal biases of much of the corpus of multicultural political thinking and the nostrums of British and other western democracies regarding the status of the majority culture as well as of cultural minorities. It is an identarian and assertive multiculturalism that, above all, seeks inclusion and a sense of belonging in the national community. The article situates the Bristol school in the British context in which it arose, outlines its distinctive approach and principles, and critically assesses its positions on liberalism and national identity. It also raises the question of the political acceptability of the Bristol school’s ‘muscular multiculturalism’.

Please note that places are limited and registrations required.

A light lunch will be provided at the beginning of the workshop with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Readings for workshop (updated 11/7/18):

Geoffrey Brahms Levey, The Bristol School of Multiculturalism, Ethnicities, July 2018

Tariq Modood, 'A New Nationalism'? Immigration, Integration and Multicultural Nationalism (Workshop paper from ASEN 2018 Conference, 28 March)

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