The Radical Liberal Interculturalism Triad: Toward Retrieving Liberalism From White Domination

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dc.contributor.author McKee, James Colton
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-09T18:33:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-09T18:33:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6678
dc.description.abstract Issues relating to diversity and pluralism permeate both social and political discourses in Canada. Of particular interest to this thesis are those issues raised when the demands of ethno-cultural diversity fail to converge with prescriptive objectives to promote said diversity within a democratic liberal state. In this way, this thesis scrutinizes the prescriptive intentions of Canadian multiculturalism and the ways in which it functions to conceal and protect White-European cultural and political dominance in Canadian society. So proposed, this thesis argues for a robust reorientation of liberalism through the normative starting point of non-ideal theory. Likewise, I will show that a radical liberal interculturalism triad, consisting of interculturalism, asymmetrical reciprocity and rectificatory justice can upend the misleading framework of mainstream liberal social contract theory. Hence, I move away from ideal theory’s tendency to exclude, or at least marginalize, the actual state of affairs, by (1) subverting the taken-for-granted neutrality of the liberal individual; (2) jettisoning the misrepresented truths of ideal theory; (3) exposing the hegemonic practices of multiculturalism; and (4) illustrating the racial foundations of mainstream liberalism. In sum, this thesis claims that the radically liberal interculturalism triad offers a viable path toward dislodging the sites of White cultural and epistemological domination that lies just beneath the misleading facade of Canada’s official multiculturalism. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Diversity en_US
dc.subject Pluralism en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title The Radical Liberal Interculturalism Triad: Toward Retrieving Liberalism From White Domination en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor McDonough, Graham
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0422 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0727 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0998 en_US

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