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cultural pluralism:

see multiculturalismmulticulturalism
or cultural pluralism,
a term describing the coexistence of many cultures in a locality, without any one culture dominating the region. By making the broadest range of human differences acceptable to the largest number of people, multiculturalism seeks
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cultural pluralism

  1. doctrines which emphasize the social advantages of cultural diversity and a fostering of cultural richness.
  2. a social situation in which cultural diversity prevails. See also MULTICULTURALISM, PLURALISM, GLOBALIZATION OF CULTURE.
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Yet an important part of the Quebec discourse rests on the idea that Quebec has a distinct way of dealing with cultural pluralism, one that is more republican and more focussed on integration to a common public culture.
Furthermore, cultural pluralism was more than a cerebral intellectual movement that influenced a small group of academics.
American culture, [9] Such a model of cultural pluralism is most familiarly found in The New Negro anthology, which, despite its limited coverage of the Garvey movement and of radical socialist politics, is still considered the canonical text of African American modernism.
2) Based largely on these enshrined references, Kallen's cultural pluralism garners significant attention as a polemical foil in scholarly and popular disagreements about the value and nature of diversity.
In their introduction, editors Helmbrecht Breinig and Klaus Losch develop a theory of transdifference which can be applied to cultural pluralism.
Their topics include the Andean Highlands during the 19th and 20th centuries, the power of Ecuador's indigenous communities in an era of cultural pluralism, the Consejo Regional Indigena del Cauca in Columbia, indigenous nations in Guatemalan democracy and the state, and local ends and development in a Q'eqchi' Maya community.
Obviously, this is a question that touches on a myriad of other theoretical issues--some of them lying at the roots of Western political philosophy, as shown, for instance, in Pierre Birnbaum's critical reading of Isaiah Berlin's contribution to a theory of cultural pluralism, or in Charles Larmore's discussion of the moral stakes inherent in the recognition of differences (alterite) and in their institutionalization within a liberal democratic order, or still, in Dominique Schnapper's reflections on the concept of "cultural rights" and their emancipatory potential--as well as the dangers--in making them juridically operational.
Raboteau's discussion of blacks in search of the Promised Land, the emergence of the institutional black church, black Catholics, the performed word, and Merton and King must be viewed within the context of a national conversation on cultural pluralism whose most articulate proponents have been the Jesuit John Courtney Murray, Ralph Ellison, and Albert Murray.
Kallen, Culture and Democracy in the United States (New York, 119 14), 11, where he states, "The standpoint of these essays can be described briefly as Cultural Pluralism.
He argues for a rethinking of the concept of law to take account of the new forms of legal and cultural pluralism and the growing significance of transnational law.
The Center developed and published resource guides, position papers, and audiovisual materials designed to give information and guidance about ways of detecting and counteracting racist and sexist attitudes and of promoting cultural pluralism.
32) The belief that Judaism would convert the world to its vision of a "kingdom of truth, justice and peace among all men" received a new interpretation in the Menorah Idea, refracted through the lens of cultural pluralism.

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