By Sharam Alghasi, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Halleh Ghorashi, Sharam Alghasi, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Halleh Ghorashi
Mobility is changing into a key factor in social idea, with humans relocating among nations on various grounds and in assorted methods no matter if as travelers, refugees, scholars, transitority staff, labour migrants or kinfolk of past migrants. during this environment characterised via flux, minorities are usually marked by means of their alleged tradition, that's then taken to account for his or her relative successes or mess ups in adapting to their host society; tradition additionally being invoked in money owed of social difficulties similar to crime, academic disasters and oppression of women.Explicity comparative in its technique, ''Paradoxes of Cultural Recognition'' discusses significant matters relating to multiculturalism in brand new Europe, in accordance with experiences of Norway and the Netherlands. Distinguishing essentially the 4 social fields of the media, schooling, the labour marketplace and concerns in relation to gender, it offers empirical case reports, which provide necessary insights into the character of majority/minority relationships, while elevating theoretical questions appropriate for extra comparisons.With transparent comparisons of integration and immigration regulations in Europe and engagement with the questions surrounding the necessity for extra culturally delicate rules, this quantity should be of curiosity to students and coverage makers alike.
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Multiculturalism is often blamed for preaching cultural relativism, in that it provides the foundation that all cultures are to be treated as equal. This issue has been considered by Wikan (2002), when she examines a number of case studies describing forced marriages of young Norwegian citizens. The young women in these cases who have fled their parental home have been returned against their will to their families by social services. Her argument is that cultural rights of the group override the individual rights of the young people and that social services are implicated in this state of affairs (Wikan 2002, 145-6).
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