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Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism: French Modernist Legacies
by Yolande Jansen
Amsterdam University Press, 2013
eISBN: 978-90-485-2213-2 | Paper: 978-90-8964-596-8
Library of Congress Classification HM1271.J364 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.8

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In this timely study, Yolande Jansen critiques efforts to assimilate religious minorities into a secular and supposedly neutral public sphere. Such efforts, she ably demonstrates, can create and perpetuate the very distinctions they aim to overcome.

Her sophisticated analyses draw on literature that depicts the paradoxes of assimilation as experienced by French Jews in the late nineteenth century. Paying particular attention to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, she ultimately argues for dynamic, critical multiculturalism as an alternative to secularism, assimilation, and integration.

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