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Generous Betrayal Politics of Culture in the New Europe

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ISBN-10: 0226896854

ISBN-13: 9780226896854

Edition: 2002

Authors: Unni Wikan

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Many immigrants in Europe find marginalisation, discrimination and increasing segregation. In this book, the author shows how an excessive respect for their culture has been part of the problem.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.30" wide x 8.98" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 1.012

Unni Wikan is professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and the author of numerous books. She has also taught at Harvard University, Beersheba University, L'�cole des hautes �tudes en sciences sociales, and the London School of Economics. In 2004 she received the Norwegian Fritt Ord Award for "her insightful, openhearted and challenging contributions to the public debate on the value conflicts in multicultural societies." She is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Introduction: A Personal Odyssey
Welfare for Whom?
A Society Worth Living In
A Tale of Two Would-Be Survivors
A Modern Form of Sacrifice
The New Norway
Immigrants in Norway: Some Salient Facts
Dangerous Facts: What We Were Not Supposed to Know
Silence as Political Cover-Up
The Politics of Culture
Law versus Culture
Culture and Accountability
Culture--A New Concept of Race?
Cultures Don't Meet, People Do
Gender and Identity Politics
Sara's Story: The Crime of Becoming Swedish
Anna and Others: Religion Is Not the Culprit
Noreen's Story: The Price of a Narrow Escape
The First Person Singular
A Fatal Difference in Grammar
"You Never Asked Me!"
Opportunity Lost: The Defeat of an Everyday Hero
Overcoming the Odds: Somali Women in Norway
Tolerance Versus Humanism
Generous Betrayal
The Politics of Fear
Civic Liberty and Liberal Democracy
A Hope for the Future
Nadia's Case: A Crucial Step Forward
Welfare and Citizenship
Welfare and Social Justice
Postscript: Aisha and the Long Way to Freedom