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The Resource Immigrant nations, Paul Scheffer ; translated by Liz Waters

Immigrant nations, Paul Scheffer ; translated by Liz Waters

Label
Immigrant nations
Title
Immigrant nations
Statement of responsibility
Paul Scheffer ; translated by Liz Waters
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
This book is a reassessment of how immigration is changing our world. The policies of multiculturalism that were implemented in the wake of postwar immigration have, after 9/11, come under intense scrutiny, and the continuing flow of populations has helped to ensure that immigration remains high on the social and political agenda. Based on his deep knowledge of the European and American experiences, the author shows how immigration entails the loss of familiar worlds, both for immigrants and for host societies, and how coming to terms with a new environment evolves from avoidance through conflict to accommodation. The conflict that accompanies all major migratory movements is not a failure of integration but part of a search for new ways to live together. It prompts an intensive process of self-examination. That is why immigration has such a profound existential impact: it goes to the heart of institutions like the welfare state and liberties like the freedom of expression. The author argues that our ability to cope with the challenges posed by immigration requires that we move beyond multiculturalism and find a new balance between openness and exclusion. Tolerance cannot be based on avoidance but should rest on the principle of reciprocity, which means that native populations cannot ask of newcomers any more than they themselves are prepared to contribute
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1954-
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Scheffer, Paul
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6033
LC item number
.S34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Ethnic relations
  • Netherlands
  • Immigrants
  • Einwanderer
  • Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
  • Soziale Integration
  • Westliche Welt
  • Immigration
Label
Immigrant nations, Paul Scheffer ; translated by Liz Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Dutch as: Het Land van aankomst. Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-376) and indexes
Contents
A suitcase in the hall -- The world in the city -- The great migration -- The Netherlands : a culture of avoidance -- European contrasts -- The cosmopolitan code -- The rediscovery of America -- The divided house of Islam -- Land of arrival -- Epilogue : after the multicultural drama
Control code
668946691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 390 p.
Isbn
9780745649627
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011275492
Other control number
40019601249
System control number
(OCoLC)668946691
Label
Immigrant nations, Paul Scheffer ; translated by Liz Waters
Publication
Note
First published in Dutch as: Het Land van aankomst. Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-376) and indexes
Contents
A suitcase in the hall -- The world in the city -- The great migration -- The Netherlands : a culture of avoidance -- European contrasts -- The cosmopolitan code -- The rediscovery of America -- The divided house of Islam -- Land of arrival -- Epilogue : after the multicultural drama
Control code
668946691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 390 p.
Isbn
9780745649627
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011275492
Other control number
40019601249
System control number
(OCoLC)668946691

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