Monday, June 05, 2006

Mute - Disintegrating Multiculturalism

The new issue Mute explores the disintegration of multiculturalism: "in the wake of 9/11, the rhetoric of tolerance is visibly breaking down. As state policy shifts from the celebration of difference to an anxious call for assimilation, the racial other (whether citizen or immigrant) is under renewed pressure to integrate herself into society.
In this issue of Mute, contributors read the crisis of multiculturalism – political, scientific and social – as both a neoliberal offensive and a challenge to rethink the relationship between particular identities and universal rights, evolutionary science and biopower."

Although occasionally sounding a little like a sociology text book Mute is essential reading for analysis that you will not find elsewhere.
The full text of all articles can be read online or as pdf downloads.