Since its beginning in the 1970s, the movement known as multiculturalism has taken two distinct directions. i. One type of multiculturalism celebrates the diversity of cultural groups. Sometimes called ethnic revitalization, this multiculturalism seeks to preserve the cultural practices of specific groups and to resist the push toward assimilation. It sees the identities of individuals as primarily cultural, determined by their membership in a group, and not as the expression of a unique self‐ consciousness. Oriented by identity politics, this multiculturalism____________________
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Publication information: Book title: American Literature & the Culture Wars. Contributors: Gregory S. Jay - Author. Publisher: Cornell University Press. Place of publication: Ithaca, NY. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 103.
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