Debating Diversity: Analysing the Discourse of Tolerance

1st Edition

Jan Blommaert, Jef Verschueren

Routledge
Published August 13, 1998
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780415191388 - CAT# RU18370

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Summary

Immigration, racism and nationalism have become hotly debated issues in the Western world. This highly original and controversial work focuses on the language used by the vast majority who regard themselves as being open to a multi-cultural society.
Using Belgium as a case study and drawing parallels with the UK, US, Europe and the former Yugoslavia, the authors analyse this language and reveal a remarkable consistency between these liberal voices, such as in news-reporting, and the language used by radical racist and nationalist groups.

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