American Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism by Jack Citrin,David O. Sears

By Jack Citrin,David O. Sears

The civil rights move and immigration reform remodeled American politics within the mid-1960s. Demographic variety and identification politics raised the problem of e pluribus unum anew, and multiculturalism emerged as a brand new ideological reaction to this quandary. This ebook makes use of nationwide public opinion information and public opinion information from l. a. to check ethnic changes in patriotism and ethnic id and ethnic ameliorations in help for multicultural norms and group-conscious rules. The authors locate proof of robust patriotism between all teams and the vintage trend of assimilation one of the new wave of immigrants. They argue that there's a consensus in rejecting tougher kinds of multiculturalism that insist on workforce rights but additionally a frequent popularity of softer varieties which are tolerant of cultural variations and don't problem norms, resembling through insisting at the primacy of English.

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