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Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

Multiculturalism, Identity and Difference

Experiences of Culture Contact

Authors: Murdock, Elke

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  • Uniquely considers the positive impacts of culture contact
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on multiculturalism
  • Combines theory and empirical research 
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Multicultural societies are a phenomenon that can be increasingly observed worldwide. This book focuses on the question of how individuals living within a multicultural society experience the meeting of cultures. Murdock combines both a thorough review of the theoretical body of research concerning multiculturalism and related concepts such as globalization, acculturation and biculturalism with specific empirical research evidence, providing new insights into factors which shape our openness towards a plurally composed society. Multiculturalism, Identity and Difference contains original research conducted within the ‘natural laboratory’ that multilingual, multicultural Luxembourg provides. This is a country where the foreign population makes up nearly half of the total population. In the era of globalization, culture contact is a daily occurrence and this book makes a contribution to the questions of if and how culture contact can be experienced as an opportunity rather than a threat by individuals.

 

About the authors

Elke Murdock is Research Associate at the interdisciplinary Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) at the University of Luxembourg. She also lectures at the International School of Management (ISM), Cologne, Germany.  Her research interests include multiculturalism, understanding of nationality, identity construal processes, acculturation, biculturalism and all facets of (cross-) cultural psychology.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Murdock, Elke

  • Luxembourg—In a Multicultural Context

    Pages 13-63

    Murdock, Elke

  • Multiculturalism in Context

    Pages 65-135

    Murdock, Elke

  • The Individual in a Multicultural Context

    Pages 137-187

    Murdock, Elke

  • On Being Bicultural in a Multicultural Environment

    Pages 189-246

    Murdock, Elke

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiculturalism, Identity and Difference
Book Subtitle
Experiences of Culture Contact
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59679-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59679-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95560-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 345
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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